The MedWet2 project was the second big project under the aegis of MedWet and was essentially a continuation of the MedWet1 project in five non EU member states (Albania, Algeria, Croatia, Morocco and Tunisia). The tools and methods created in MedWet1 were used and adapted and included a new component, a first approach to socio-economic aspects of wetlands. The project was almost fully funded by the EU LIFE third countries framework.
MedWet1 was the first project to be undertaken under the aegis of MedWet and had the primary objective to develop methods and tools specific to Mediterranean wetlands in five areas, inventory and monitoring, wetlands management, training, public awareness and research results and dissemination. It was made possible through the hard work and cooperation of governments, NGO’s and wetland centres in the European Mediterranean region and was completed in 1996 and the results were presented in the Pan-Mediterranean Wetland Conference in Venice, June 1996.
Ecosystem Based Water Resources Management to Minimize Environmental Impacts from Agriculture Using State of the Art Modelling Tools in Strymonas Basin. The project took place in the Strymon Basin in Greece and ended in 2007. The aim of this project was to utilize new age modeling technologies to assess the impact of the agricultural sector on the surface and groundwater. These were then used to suggest solutions for sustainable management and the restoration of the water bodies. The results and methodology were disseminated to local and national authorities and the scientific communities.
This project was based in Spain and largely managed by SEHUMED, the Spanish wetland centre that is part of the MedWet Scientific and Technical Team. The project focused on the methodological design, implementation and dissemination of specific technical tools for managing tourism-related and other recreational activities in wetlands.
This project was done in Albania and ended in 2004. It aimed at the application of the MedWet Inventory Method in Albanian wetlands and the development of inventorying techniques using satellite image processing. Another important aspect of the project was raising awareness for wetland conservation.
This project was based on the Doiran lake which is shared between Greece and the FYR of Macedonia and ended in 2005. It aimed at strengthening the cooperation between the two countries in terms of the sustainable management of lake Doiran.