Water Scarcity, Land Degradation and Desertification in the Mediterranean Region: Environmental And Security Aspects: Environmental And Security Aspec by Jose RubioWater Scarcity, Land Degradation and Desertification in the Mediterranean Region: Environmental And Security Aspects: Environmental And Security Aspec by Jose Rubio

Water Scarcity, Land Degradation and Desertification in the Mediterranean Region: Environmental And…

byJose RubioEditorUriel Safriel, Raul Daussa

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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.
Title:Water Scarcity, Land Degradation and Desertification in the Mediterranean Region: Environmental And…Format:PaperbackDimensions:156 pagesPublished:May 11, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Executive Summary. Introduction; F. Pedrazzini and R. Daussa.- Background paper; R. Daussa.- 1. Key Notes Presentations. Grounding Security, Securing the Ground; G. de Kalbermatten.- Status of Desertification in the Mediterranean Region; U.N. Safriel.-Desertification and Water Scarcity as a Security Challenge in the Mediterranean; J.L. Rubio.- Facing Water Crises and Shortages in the Mediterranean; H-L.Thibault.- Reviewing Land Use and Security Linkages in the Mediterranean Region; W. Blum.- 2. Reports of the Workings Groups. WG I - Security Implications of Unsustainable Water Management and Land Use; Facilitators: U. Safriel and W. E.H. Blum.- Rapporteur: V. Andreu.- WG II - Loss of Livelihoods and increased Migration; Facilitators: T. Afifi, D. Mouat and J.L. Rubio.- Rapporteur: Ph. Reuchlin.- WG III - Linkages between Combating Land Degradation, Desertification and Conflict Prevention; Facilitators: B. Cisse and Dr. A. Gilil, Rapporteur: G. Leonte.- WG IV - Managing Water Scarcity; Facilitators: M. Badraoui and J. Ferrer, Rapporteur: Ph. Reuchlin.- Introductory remarks to the Working Group IV: Managing Water Scarcity; M. Badraoui.- Egyptian Water and Soil: A Cause for Migration and Security Threats? - T. Afifi, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, UNU-EHS, Bonn. Conclusions; J.L Rubio, U. Safriel.