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Apr 24, 2018 / Program
Context   As part of the CMI program on Water Demand Management, a regional workshop on the use of economic instruments for WDM was organized on April 12-13, 2018 in Marseille by AFD and the World Bank with the support of IRSTEA, the French Research Institute on environment and water, and in... read more
Feb 13, 2018 / Program
Rationale   Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key water challenges. World Water Day 2018 focuses on “Nature for Water” to raise awareness on Nature-based Solutions for Water (NbS) in the Mediterranean. NbS are defined as “…... read more
Dec 19, 2017 / Program
Background   The 4th Arab Water Forum was held from 26-28 November, 2017, in Cairo, Egypt. The Forum is a tri-annual event at which the Arab Water Council’s members from 22 Arab states, their partners and associates from the region and around the world meet.   The Forum provides a platform to... read more
Nov 24, 2017 / Program
The Context   World Water Day in the Mediterranean   Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key water challenges. World Water Day 2018 focuses on “... read more
Sep 28, 2017 / Program
Rational    Water has always posed great challenges for the Middle East and North Africa. With rapid growth, regional instability, and climate change, these challenges are more pressing than ever. This report describes how the region’s current water challenges go far beyond age-old constraints of... read more
Apr 10, 2017 / Program
As part of the CMI program on Water Demand Management, a regional workshop on decentralized and participatory groundwater management was organized on March 9-10, 2017 in Marseille by AFD and the World Bank with the co-funding of the MENA Multi Donor Trust Fund, water scarce cities initiative, and... read more
Mar 28, 2017 / Program
Youth has an important role to play in working towards water security and increased water awareness. We asked young people who are involved in innovative water-related projects around the Mediterranean to speak up and share their message, these are the results.    للشباب دور مهم في الأمن المائي... read more
Mar 06, 2017 / Program
Background   The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the most water scarce region in the world, with 15 countries in the region suffering from extreme water scarcity (less than 500 m³/year of renewable water per capita per year). Numerous phenomena are further worsening water security in... read more
Jan 19, 2017 / Program
To Read This Page in English The content of this page is accessible in English through this link.   الخلفية اليوم العالمي للمياه   يلفت اليوم العالمي للمياه سنوياً الرأي العام إلى قضايا مائية عالمية هامة. لعام... read more
Jan 19, 2017 / Program
لقراءة هذا المحتوى باللغة العربية يمكنكم قراءة محتوى هذه الصفحة باللغة العربية بالنقر على هذا الرابط.     Background World Water Day   Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key global water issues. World Water Day 2017 focuses on... read more
Dec 05, 2016 / Program
Representatives from the AFD, CIHEAM, Plan Bleu, the World Bank Water Global Practice convened in the CMI Water Hub to discuss the World Bank MENA Regional Water Security Initiative and to welcome CIHEAM into the Water Hub.   The  Rationale :   The CMI Water Hub gathers partners working in the... read more
Nov 17, 2016 / Program
Context and Rationale Currently almost a quarter of humanity live in countries of physical water scarcity, and this number may double in the next two decades. The challenge is particularly acute in the Mediterranean region, which is both the most water scarce region in the world and one of the most... read more
Jun 06, 2016 / Program
Context   In light of the economic, social and environmental challenges that have become key characters to planet Earth in the early 21st century, the North and South scientific and academic communities have a specific role to play through contributing to the global knowledge advancements and... read more
Apr 26, 2016 / Program
Over 50 participants from several ministries and public agencies from the water, agriculture and environment sectors as well as local and regional water administrations, representatives of water users groups, experts and researchers, and representatives from international finance institutions and... read more
Apr 06, 2016 / Program
The CMI convened with partners from the World Bank, AFD, GIZ on the topics of non-revenue water, non-conventional water and groundwater resources management. Following three presentations on Desalination, Groundwater Management and Public Private Partnership in MENA, participants agreed to... read more

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