International Conference on Marine Waste Water Discharges (MWWD
) 2006 took place in Antalya, Turkey, November 6-10, 2006. PAP/RAC was invited to give a keynote presentation on ICZM in the Mediterranean and in particular on the ICZM Protocol. The presentation was received very well and many participants approached the presenter with particular questions on the topic. The situation in the Mediterranean coastal areas was stressed, trends for the future were presented, and mentioned were some concrete activities related to MSSD, Horizon 2020 initiative, and in particular the milestones and the process of the preparation of the ICZM Protocol. The conference was an opportunity to meet with the representative from the European Investment Bank which is involved in the implementation of Horizon 2020 initiative. Also, some views on MAP and its activities were exchanged with the Under-secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Turkey.