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The IME was created in 1982 at the African Water Association Congress that took place in Rabat, Morocco. Professionals in the water management sector attending the event decided to establish a regional thematic forum based on studying concrete issues and solutions, which did not exist at the time.

Based in Marseille since its creation, the IME plays a useful and significant role in developing inter-Mediterranean cooperation, in particular between professionals working in water and sanitation. The Institute is an international NGO and has had consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 1993.