Beirut, 12 December 2017: feedback on the seminar dedicated to the funding and securing of investments in the AME region
In preparation for the 8th World Water Forum, that will take place in March in Brazil, the Mediterranean Water Institute and the Union for the Mediterranean organised the 3rd Mediterranean Water Forum in Cairo, from 22 to 24 January. This meeting was a unique opportunity to mobilise all the stakeholders and to present original propositions to ensure access to water and sanitation for all, in a sustainable manner, in the Mediterranean.
Appointed as coordinators of the work group on the “urban” topic, the Mediterranean World Economic Foresight Institute (IPEMED) and the MedCities network wished to take advantage of this process to highlight the know-how of cities and operators in terms of reuse of treated waste water (REUT/REUSE); as this topic was the main subject of the last United Nations report on the development of water resources. In this regard, IPEMED and MedCities organised a discussion panel on the REUT and its consequences on the Mediterranean territories, in the framework of the Mediterranean Water Forum, in Cairo, on 23 January 2018, at 5 pm.
The objectives were: taking advantage of past experiences, sharing and spreading information and highlighting the opinion of field actors. To do so, IPEMED and MedCities wished to collaborate with the Euromed Cities Network, the International Office for Water (OIEau) and the Euro-Mediterranean Water Information System (EMWIS) in order to rely on the results of the research carried out on the “needs to reinforce communities’ capacities to deal with drinking water, sanitation and storm water”.