case-studies over the Mediterranean were chosen. At the project take off
meeting each case study was presented and the work plan was agreed
with the groups of experts established for each case-study.
Existing material and data bases (socioeconomic
and environmental) were reviewed on the study sites conditions. Stakeholders
were identified and contacts established. Focus groups of key stakeholders
were established and technical meetings were held at each site. The issues and their time and
spatial scales were identified.
A conceptual frame work was developed for each
case-study from the information collected in the literature and archival
material, through research at site and received from local stakeholders.
Available expertise was: socioeconomic (sociocultural
and economic); historical-geographical (evolution of the site, cultural
geography, hydraulic archaeology, water use heritage); ecological (physical
and biological environment), hydrological (water supply, demands,
At each study site there were technical meetings of the expert team, involving also the
stakeholders. These meetings provided a preliminary conceptual framework for
each case study. The conceptual frameworks were disseminated to the partners,
and the feed-back was received.