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Incorporating Nexus thinking in practical policy making: Revised River Basin Management Plan for Thessaly, Greece, includes REXUS proposed measures

Maximising the Horizon2020 Rexus's project visibility, GWP-Med leader of the Communication and Dissemination of the Horizon2020 Rexus Project ensured that the key measures proposed by the project for the Pinios river basin pilot which were approved and included in the 2nd Revision of the River Basin Management Plan of the Thessaly basin, received media coverage from national and local media.
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Key role of Nexus approach highlighted at the 1st Mediterranean Green Week

At the 1st Mediterranean Green Week, co-organised by the Union for the Mediterranean and the OECD in Istanbul, the key role of the WEFE Nexus approach in tackling major Mediterranean challenges was highlighted, especially through partnerships such as the joint efforts under the GEF UNEP/MAP MedProgramme in promoting environmental security and building resilience against climate change.
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GWP is part of new global initiatives to accelerate Source to Sea action for urgent environmental threats

GWP hosted a special side-event on "Source-to-Sea action for Healthy Rivers & a Clean & Healthy Ocean" at the 9th 'Our Ocean' Conference in Athens, Greece on 16 April 2024, moderated by Dimitris Faloutsos, Deputy Regional Coordinator of GWP Mediterranean and Deputy Coordinator, Transboundary water cooperation theme, and co-organised with distinguished partners, Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy, Global Environment Facility (GEF), FAO, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO), and SIWI.
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New flood resilience project in Thessaly in partnernship with Coca-Cola

The 'Resilient Thessaly' project, based on partnership between GWP-Med, the Municipality of Trikala and The Coca-Cola Foundation, will implement stormwater management works, within the frame of a holistic intervention aimed to strengthen the city's climate resilience in response to the devastating floods caused by storm Daniel in September 2023.
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World Water Day 2024: Water, a catalyst for peace or conflict?

In celebration of this year's World Water Day theme "Water for Peace", GWP-Med, Horizon2020 REXUS Communication & Dissemination leader, explains the 3 ‘steps’ that are key to turning water into an opportunity for collaboration rather than conflict, and how REXUS is addressing them.
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World Water Day: Fostering Peace and Transboundary Cooperation around Europe’s oldest lake

On the occasion of this year’s World Water Day, devoted to “Water for Peace”, we are presenting the ‘origins story’ of the successful transboundary collaboration for the protection of the Drin river basin, between 5 Riparians in Southeast Europe. This started 25 years ago, out of a shared desire to protect Europe’s oldest lake, Ohrid.
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Advancing system thinking to reduce major environmental stresses in Mediterranean coastal zones

The GEF UNEP/MAP MedProgramme's efforts to reduce major transboundary environmental stresses in Mediterranean coastal areas, strengthen climate resilience and water security and how to continue its efforts in the future were the key topics of discussion during the MedProgramme side-event organised by UNEP/MAP and GWP-Med during the 5th Mediterranean Water Forum in Tunisia.
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WEFE Nexus Policy Dialogue in Lebanon: exploring the Nexus in practice

Representatives from Lebanese ministries joined a field visit to Nexus related projects in the Shouf region in Lebanon, aiming to address trade-offs across different sectors and generate socioeconomic and environmental advantages, organised by GWP-Med within the framework of the GEF UNEP/MAP MedProgramme.