MED: Coastal Rivers and Orontes River Basins Water Resources Management Project

Project Summary

Project Objective: This PIF proposes specific in-country investments, technical assistance, knowledge generation and capacity building activities within the framework of the proposed Mediterranean Environmental Sustainable Development Program (SUSTAINABLE MED). SUSTAINABLE MED represents a continuation and further expansion of the Investment Fund of the GEF/IWs Mediterranean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem Strategic Partnership (Mediterranean Strategic Partnership). Key objectives of the Investment Fund regarding water pollution reduction and biodiversity conservation will be maintained. In addition, SUSTAINABLE MED will deepen the work on governance, capacity building, and technical assistance.The overall objective of this specific Project is to support the implementation of the National Environmental Strategic Action Plan (SAP) to reduce pollution and strengthen the framework for improved integrated water resources management and reduced vulnerabilty to climate change risk. This will be done by (i) strengthening institutional capacity, (ii) improving planning for management of water resources, (iii) incorporating climate change risks in the planning and (iv) supporting demostration of pilot investments in the Coastal and Orontes River Basins.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
3970
Project Type
Full-size Project
Status
Cancelled
Country
Syria
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
ACSAD, JICA, the NETHERLANDS
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:
2009

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,050,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,950,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
305,000 USD
Total Cost 8,000,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
10 May 2011