The major objectives of the Agadir Symposium can be summarised as follows:

1.  To take into account the changes happening in the Mediterranean – especially in the water cycle – and their potential impact on water-related ecosystems.

2.  In view of these changes, to promote and optimise the services to humanity rendered by wetland ecosystems (as documented by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment in 2005).

3.  To identify and promote ways for sustainability of water and wetland resource use and the invaluable services that water-related ecosystems provide now and in the future.

4.  To provide the MedWet Initiative with an updated vision and strategic directives, so that it can contribute substantially to the achievement of the above objectives during the next two decades.

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