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The Sustainable Water Integrated Management and Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism (SWIM-H2020 SM) Project
Working for a Sustainable Mediterranean, Caring for our Future

The SWIM-H2020 SM is a regional, European-Union funded service contract which aims to assist the MENA countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, [Syria] and Tunisia)* in sustainable water management and reduced marine pollution.

The Project is the continuation and merging of two successful previous EU-funded service contracts, Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/Mediterranean Environment Programme (H2020 CB/MEP) (2009-2014) and the Sustainable Water Integrated Management Support Mechanism (SWIM SM) (2010-2015).     

The Project will play a key advisory role to all Ministries of Water and Environment, also extending to Ministries of Industry, Agriculture, Tourism as well as Local Authorities, Water Utilities, private sector and civil society.

* Eligibility of specific actions might be extended to the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro), Mauritania and Turkey.

Main Themes & Topics
Horizon 2020 Component: Industrial Pollution; Solid Waste Management; Hazardous Waste; Marine Litter
SWIM Component: Assessment of Water Resources’ Vulnerability and Related Risks; Decentralised Water Management & Growth; Sustainable Options & Interventions; Water Valuation; Ecosystem Approaches in IWRM
Cross Cutting: Climate Change; Environmental Integration; Green Economy; ICZM-IWRM; Regulatory & Legal Frameworks; Water-Energy-Food Nexus
Horizontal: Capacity Building; Dissemination Activities; Education & Awareness Raising; Stakeholders’ Engagement; Sustainable Investments’ Facilitation

LDK Group has been leading the effort of sustainable water management and reduced marine pollution in the area since 2004, undertaking a multitude of advisory studies on behalf of the European Commission (EC), European Investment Bank (EIB), the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and Plan Bleu that have greatly contributed to the concerted efforts of the beneficiary countries and the coordination of the donor community.

Implementing Consortium:

  • LDK Consultants Engineers and Planners S.A. Greece (the lead company)
  • Arab Countries Utilities Association (ACWUA). Jordan
  • Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED). Egypt
  • Association of Cities & Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+). Belgiu
  • Catalan Waste Agency (hosting institution of Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC)). Spain
  • EEIG UT-SEMIDE. France
  • GLOBE ONE LTD. Greece
  • Haskoning DHV Nederland B.V.  Netherlands
  • LDK Consultants Europe S.A. Belgium
  • Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE). Greece
  • Milieu Ltd. Belgium
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Greece
  • Umweltbundesamt GmBH. Austria
  • WS Atkins International Ltd. United Kingdom

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