The Water-DROP project is funded by the European Union under the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme. It total budget is € 1.9 million of which € 1.7 as EU contribution (90%).

The 2007-2013 ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme is a multilateral Cross- Border Cooperation initiative funded by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI).

The Programme objective is to promote the sustainable and harmonious cooperation process at the Mediterranean Basin level by dealing with the common challenges and enhancing its endogenous potential.

It finances cooperation projects as a contribution to the economic, social, environmental and cultural development of the Mediterranean region.

The following 14 countries participate in the Programme: Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Syria (participation currently suspended), Tunisia.

The Joint Managing Authority (JMA) is the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Italy). Official Programme languages are Arabic, English and French ( ).