Water Scarcity, Land Degradation and Desertification in the Mediterranean Region

Environmental and Security Aspects

  • José L. Rubio
  • Uriel Safriel
  • Raul Daussa
  • Winfried Blum
  • Fausto Pedrazzini
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Key Notes Presentations

  3. Reports of theWorkings Groups

    1. Uriel Safriel, Winfried E.H. Blum, Vicente Andreu
      Pages 121-122
    2. Tamer Afifi, David Mouat, José L. Rubio, Philip Reuchlin
      Pages 123-124
    3. Mohamed Badraoui, Javier Ferrer, Philip Reuchlin
      Pages 127-128
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 149-156

About these proceedings


Based on the suggestions made by the speakers of Plenary Session IV “Ch- lenges to the management of water resources and to countering deserti cation in the Mediterranean region” during the 15th Economic and Environmental Forum, the OCEEA proposed to organize a workshop on “Water Scarcity, Land Degra- tion and Deserti cation in the Mediterranean region – Environment and Security Aspects”. In order to build on common synergies, OSCE sought co-operation with c- leagues from NATO, in particular from the Science for Peace and Security P- gramme. NATO has a longstanding expertise on the issue and had organised in Valencia, in December 2003, a NATO scienti c workshop on “Deserti cation and Security in the Mediterranean Region”. The objective of the new proposed wo- shop would be to broaden its focus from the scienti c community to include also policy makers. 1 The workshop, aimed at government of cials from the Mediterranean Region, gathered representatives of Water management, Land degradation and Desert- cation Departments of Ministries of Environment and representatives from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs. In addition, policy makers, scientists and experts were also invited. The aim was to discuss how the OSCE, NATO and other c- petent organizations like the UNCCD, UNEP, MAP, and the EU could play a role in ensuring that environment and security linkages in terms of water scarcity, land degradation and deserti cation are addressed in the Mediterranean Region.


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Editors and affiliations

  • José L. Rubio
    • 1
  • Uriel Safriel
    • 2
  • Raul Daussa
    • 3
  • Winfried Blum
    • 4
  • Fausto Pedrazzini
    • 5
  1. 1.Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificació n-CIDEValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael
  3. 3.OSCE SecretariatViennaAustria
  4. 4.University of Natural Resources and Applied Life SciencesViennaAustria
  5. 5.NATO Science for Peace and Security ProgrammeBrusselsBelgium

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