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  UNITWIN Mediterranean Network UNESCO-UNU-City of Cannes Chairs on water ressources, sustainable development and peace : participation of the universities, cities and economic stakeholders (352), established in 1999 at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)

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Development of water resources.

  • To facilitate the incorporation of high level internationally recognized researchers in the research teams of Southern countries to strengthen their creative, scientific and methodological potential.

  • To support the international cooperation by closely working with specialized agencies in the field of water throughout the world, in particular with the international Network for Water, Environment and Health of the United Nations University (UNU/INWEH).

  • To facilitate the contribution of universities, cities, institutions, organizations and economic stakeholders of the Mediterranean countries as vehicle of thought, dissemination of information and research progress with a view to sustainable development and culture of peace.

Host Institution

University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. Website

Website of the UNESCO Chair


Arab Academy of Sciences, Technology and Water Transportation (Egypt). Website
University (Egypt). Website
Senghor University of Alexandria (Egypt). Website
Al Fateh University of Tripoli (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya). Website
University of Amman (Jordan). Website
University of Nouakchott (Mauritania). Website
University of Rabat (Morrocco). Website
University of Tirana (Albania). Website
Mediterranean Academy od Diplomatic Studies, University of Malta (Malta). Website

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Natural Sciences

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Women, Water and Power
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Newsletter of the 5th Cannes International Water Symposium
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Rapport d’activités 1999 (version courte)
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The Ethics of Water and Educating People (within the framework of the International Year of Fresh Water, 19th, 20th and 21st June, 2003 in Cogolin (Var) – France)

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