Cooperation in the Water sector
Union for the Mediterranean

Folder Towards the new Long Term Strategy for Water in the Mediterranean, Cairo, 2-3 Nov'2009

This Egyptian-Dutch Water Conference aims to contribute to the development of the Strategy for Water in the Mediterranean as well as the December 2009 UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen. It will do so by addressing the four themes of the Strategy. The Conference also offers an excellent opportunity to relate to international policies (including those of the European Union, Climate Convention, World Bank, UNEP, etc.).
The Conference will be an open, multi-stakeholder event, though non-formal, in the process of the preparation of the Strategy. The latter is guided by a Water Expert Group within the Union for the Mediterranean.

The Conference will be held on 2 and 3 November, in Cairo, Egypt. It is jointly organised by the:
· Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
· Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation
· Supported by: the Egyptian-Dutch Advisory Panel on Water Management, Cooperative Programme on Water and Climate, and the Global Water Partnership- Mediterranean.

The Conference will be organised in conjunction with a meeting of the Circle of Mediterranean Parliamentarians for Sustainable Development (COMPSUD) and the Circle of Mediterranean Journalists for Environment and Sustainable Development (COMJESD).

Participation is solicited from policy makers (Water Experts), political leaders, scientists, international/ regional organisations, parliamentarians, NGO’s and media, from multiple water-related backgrounds.

URL A Joint Egyptian-Dutch Water Conference: “Towards the new Long Term Strategy for Water in the Mediterranean”
application/download Announcement
URL Conclusions of the 1st Water Expert Groupe Meeting, 7-8 Sept'09, Athens
application/binary Final draft agenda
PDF Practical Information
DOC Registration Form
PDF The Cairo Message: "Coping with climate change is managing water for life"