MedWet information and knowledge network for the sustainable development of wetland ecosystems. MedWet was the coordinator of this project which was funded by the EU’s Interreg IIIC programme. Project activities took place in France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Estonia, Cyprus and Serbia, with 4 of the project partners being members of the MedWet Scientific and Technical Team. The purpose of this project was the exchange of current knowledge and expertise on methods of inventorying and monitoring wetland ecosystems. One of the main goals was to streamline MedWet Inventory tools in line with new EU regulations, while incorporating Earth Observation technologies and creating an on-line information system for recording wetland data of EU member states.
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 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.
Greek Turkish Cooperation for the enhancement of conservation and management of wetland resources (Directive 2000/60/EC). The project, which was a collaboration of Turkish and Greek agencies, aimed at establishing common methods and protocols in water quality assessment and advance scientific knowledge in the context of the EU’s Water Framework Directive
This project took place in the artificial Lake Kerkini in Greece. A set of socio-economic reports were prepared that examined the relationship between social, ecological and economic factors in wetlands. These were disseminated to the governments and appropriate authorities and proposed guidelines for sustainable economic activity in Mediterranean wetlands.