Tunisia to host Second Water, Growth and Sustainability Conference
- Conference agenda
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- Conference information note
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- WGS leaflet
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- WGS conference - Outcome document (April 26-28, Szentendre, Hungary)
(PDF document, 46 KB)
At the Second Water, Growth and Stability Conference, "Water, Growth and Stability in MENA", which will take place on July 11–14, 2016, in Hammamet, Tunisia, stakeholders will gather again to continue an ongoing dialogue to advance the WGSIni through enhanced collaboration and by taking a regional approach towards water management, transboundary water cooperation, mutual transfer of knowledge and good practices, local-level water security planning, and regional and global efforts in the water sector.
The Second WGS Conference has two main objectives: to launch the WGSIni forums, and to highlight the contribution of the WATERSUM project to the initiative.
The conference will be structured into three working groups (WGs): WG1: Municipality Forum; WG2: Civil Society Forum; and WG3: Women’s Forum. Within these working groups, five key topics will be debated: water demand management; water resources protection; water resources management in a changing climate; local water security action planning (LWSAP); and the role of civil society and women in water management.
The event will also provide a venue for discussions among LWSAP teams from Jordan and Tunisia, who will be divided into working teams (WTs). The Civil Society Forum and the Women’s Forum will contribute beneficial input to the WTs.
The Second WGS Conference has been organised by the Regional Environmental Center (REC), with the support of the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries, and the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation.
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