Water, Growth and Stability: MENA conference

Apr 21, 2016

The WATER SUM team is pleased to announce that over 100 participants have registered to attend the conference “Water, Growth and Stability: Transboundary Water Cooperation for Sustainable Growth and Stability in MENA", which will take place on April 26-28, 2016, at the Regional Environmental Center (REC) in Szentendre (Hungary). Participants include representives and principle water stakeholders from many countries in the MENA region as well as from Europe. The conference marks the end of the second year of WATER SUM project implementation.


The conference objectives are to:

  • support the MENA region and its water stakeholders in advancing water management at national and local level, while also shoring up regional cooperation and engagement as well as contributing to the identification of viable tools and solutions;
  • stimulate the more sustainable use of water resources, stronger cooperation between pivotal actors, and a strategic approach to climate change adaptation;
  • coordinate efforts among MENA countries and other regions to facilitate the mutual transfer of knowledge and good practices;
  • take stock of the WATER SUM project and strengthen synergies with other programmes and efforts;
  • promote a comprehensive and integrated approach to water security and ecosystem services and expound on the increasingly interrelated nature of our global resources systems and the impact on water sustainability; and
  • lay the groundwork for assisting regional and global efforts in the water sector, including the Budapest Water Summit 2016 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The event is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and the REC, with the support of the Government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The conference organisation is line with the REC's guidelines for sustainable events.


Tags: International

MENA World Café 2017 focuses on water and waste
Sep 8, 2017
Discussion groups hold topical discussions at WATER SUM event on final day of World Water Week READ MORE >
WATER SUM/WaSe team goes on field visits to partner munipalities and delegations
Jan 16, 2017
From December 11-18, 2016, the WATER SUM/WaSe team conducted a field visit to partner municipalities and delegations in Jordan and READ MORE >
Distance Learning Platform launches LWSAP course in Arabic language
Dec 23, 2016
The “Sustainable Use of Transboundary Water Resources and Water Security Management” (WATER SUM) project has launched a Local Water READ MORE >
Water SUM grants enable implementation of eight pilot projects in Jordan and Tunisia
Dec 14, 2016
As part of the local water security action planning activities carried out under the WATER SUM WaSe component, the Regional READ MORE >
REC drawing competition still open for children in Jordan and Tunisia
Dec 6, 2016
Within the WATER SUM project and the Water, Growth and Security Initiative (WSGIni), the REC is organising a water-themed drawing READ MORE >
Drawing Competition for children in Jordan and Tunisia
Sep 8, 2016
Within the WATER SUM project and the Water, Growth and Security Initiative, the REC is organising a water-themed drawing competition READ MORE >
Third WGS Conference will take place in April 2017
Sep 5, 2016
With the Second WGS Conference recently concluded, the REC is proud to announce that the Third WGSIni Conference READ MORE >
Come to the table: World Café 2016 on Water, Growth, and Stability
Sep 2, 2016
On August 31, 2016, over 60 representatives of central and local governments, regional bodies, NGOs, academia and businesses from the READ MORE >
Water and security at local level take the spotlight in Stockholm
Sep 1, 2016
In this second SIWI Sofa session, which took place during World Water Week 2016 in Stockholm (you can read about the first one here), READ MORE >
WGSIni gets 'couch treatment' in Stockholm
Aug 31, 2016
WGSIni sits for a friendly SIWI Sofa chat on the MENA region's development outlook READ MORE >
High-level session opens three-day event
Apr 26, 2016
Stakeholders are currently meeting at the Conference Center of the Regional Environmental Center in Szentendre, Hungary, to support the READ MORE >
REC hosts regional LWSAP training
Apr 21, 2016
A regional training on local water security action planning (LWSAP) is currently taking place at the Conference Center of the Regional READ MORE >
Promoting transboundary water cooperation
Nov 16, 2015
A workshop to promote transboundary water cooperation in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region took place in Budapest, READ MORE >
World Water Day 2015
Mar 22, 2015
Following a 1993 declaration by the United Nations General Assembly, World Water Day is celebrated each year on March 22. The aim is to READ MORE >
First WATER SUM workshop
Mar 15, 2015
The first WATER SUM workshop was held in Jordan, at the Dead Sea Spa Hotel, on March 15 and 16, 2015. It provided a platform for READ MORE >