4th Mediterranean Water Forum
Originally launched in Marrakesh, Morocco in 2011 and held subsequently in Murcia, Spain in 2014 and Cairo, Egypt in 2018, the Mediterranean Water Forum has been put forth as a regional event that brings together the main stakeholders in the Mediterranean Water Community.
The Forum aims to present the Mediterranean as a hub of innovative water management responses which have been locally developed or adapted to address the prevailing challenges of the region including those related to climate change impacts. It will also outline how the Mediterranean region is developing an integrated implementation framework through the Union for the Mediterranean’s Water Agenda (Malta, 2017), while also servicing other important political and technical regional and sub-regional frameworks, which ensures that different water management actions reinforce each other thereby providing a comprehensive response for evolving needs. In doing so, this forum will also showcase the replication potential of these responses to address emerging problems at a global scale, including as a contributor to jobs, prosperity, stability and peace.
"The 9th World Water Forum will take place in March 2021 and for the first time in sub-Saharan Africa in Dakar, Senegal. The contribution of the Mediterranean will be crucial in view of the similar challenges encountered", Loïc Fauchon, President of the World Water Council.