What is exactly the Mediterranean basin?
This map shows all the countries which make up the Mediterranean basin. They include countries in Southern Europe, in Northern Africa and countries on then east coast of the Mediterranean Sea, including Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Israel and Jordan.
Although these countries are very different from one another culturally and politically, they share a similar climate with very particular characteristics. The impact of climate change on agriculture in all of these countries will be similar and a common solution would be to improve water use in this very important sector of the economy.
One major problem we have a the moment is forecasting exactly when a drought or flood will occur. This makes it very difficult to decide how to use water sensibly.