FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa

FAO patriciates in the 5th Arab Water Forum

21/09/2021-23/09/2021

FAO under the Water Scarcity Initiative will be actively taking part in the 5th Arab Water Forum from the 21st to the 23rd of September 2021. The 5th Arab Water Forum is considered the stage where Arab water community leaders and key decision-makers thoroughly discuss water challenges that the Arab region is facing, being one of the most water-scarce regions in the world. The table below summarizes the sessions implemented by FAO or is actively involved at the forum in collaboration with its partners. The regional ‘Water Efficiency, Productivity, and Sustainability’ project is co-organizing two sessions, highlighted in the table below with its regional partners.

 

Date

Time - GMT +2

Session title

Main organizers

Tue. 21 September

2 – 3:30 PM

P1-PS3 - Climate and Water security in the Arab region: From Words to Action

AWC, LAS, UNDP (with FAO participation in Panel)

Wed. 22 September

9:30 - 11 AM

P2-PS2- Interconnected innovation for managing water scarcity to enable sustainable food security in UAE

FAO/SNG, IWMI, SEI, KTH, TU Delft, ICID

9 AM – 4 PM

Side Policy Dialogue on water reuse in the MENA region

IWMI (REWATER project funded by SIDA), AWC, LAS, FAO

2:30 – 4 PM

P2-CC3- Impact of research, technology and research on innovation

IWMI,ICID (with FAO participation in Panel)

Thu. 23 September

9:30 – 11 AM

P3-PS1- Accelerating action on IWRM for sustainable development through the water action Decade

ESCWA, LAS, AWC, UNEP-DHI, CEDARE, FAO

9:30 – 11 AM

P3-PS2 –Leveraging the untapped potential of food production under water scarcity and climate change in the Arab region

ICARDA, ICID, FAO

12 - 1:30 PM

P3-PS3 – Regional Water accounting and Auditing

FAO , IWMI