Cairo, 22 to 24 January 2018: Feedback on the Mediterranean Water Forum

Published : Thursday 25 January 2018

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 Medcities wished to take advantage of this process to highlight the know-how of cities and operators in terms of reuse of treated waste waters (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 REUSE 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 synthesis of the exchanges is attached.

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 Information System on Know-How in the Water Sector (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”.

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