“Water Culture” is central in addressing the current and future challenges in the Mediterranean. This needs to be recognized and supported widely through:

  • Revisiting, adapting and “renewing” century old practices, useful today and tomorrow
  • Enhancing the respect and restoration of old water “works” as learning devices and sources of creative inspiration
  • Changing the “mindset” –mostly through well articulated educational programmes with emphasis on ESD- about water supply and demand in the Mediterranean region
  • Promoting the application of technologies and practices which use and reuse water more efficiently and wisely.

Find below the full presentation of the Chairman of MIO-ECSDE made at the “Fifth International Monaco and the Mediterranean Symposium”, 26-28 March 2009, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.