AG-WaMED aims to provide innovative, participatory and evidence-based management solutions for water scarcity governance that can be applied at Mediterranean level. Specifically, the project will address the problem of water scarcity by including Non-Conventional Waters (NWA) (wastewater, runoff water collection, desalinated) among the available resources to be included in water governance policies.
The project will achieve the envisaged objectives through a transdisciplinary approach, integrating state-of-the-art soil, water and agronomic modelling to support evidence-based water management in four Living Labs (LLs) located in Mediterranean river basins (including one transboundary case).
A set of participatory models will allow the co-definition and co-assessment of different water allocation scenarios to improve water governance in each LL, taking into account the decisive impact of NCW use to ensure climate resilient strategies under a climate change vision.
A flexible but comprehensive socio-economic approach procedure will enable the evaluation of such scenarios and trigger a feedback mechanism to generate an adaptive learning environment in the AG-WaMED LLs. The whole process will inform new water allocation models and produce an innovative framework for improving water governance and reducing conflicts in water stress contexts in the Mediterranean.