International Conference Water and Climate, in Fez, Morocco : towards a common commitment

    Over 500 participants from all over the world attended the 3rd edition of the International Conference on Water and Climate (ICWC), held on July 6 and 7 in Fez. 

    The event, part of a partnership between the World Water Council, the Moroccan Ministry of Equipment and Water and the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), was an opportunity for participants to discuss the challenges of water management in the context of climate change. 

    In his speech, Nizar Baraka, Moroccan Minister of Equipment and Water, recalled the constraints linked to the scarcity of water resources and the irregularity of their distribution in time and space. "This situation is set to worsen in the future, due to rising temperatures and diminishing water supplies". The Fez Conference is also a preparatory event for COP 28, taking place in Dubai, and the next World Water Forum, happening in Bali, Indonesia, in May 2024.

    Eric Tardieu, INBO Secretary General, recalled that basin organizations meet the needs of political and operational commitments. The Fez Conference is also a preparatory event for COP 28 scheduled in Dubai, and the next World Water Forum, scheduled for Bali, Indonesia in May 2024.


    Fez Declaration

    The Fez Declaration called for greater sharing of best practices in integrated water resource management, particularly at basin and local level, and for the promotion and inclusion of innovation and new technologies to improve knowledge and use of water resources, as well as control of water mobilization costs. 

    Find out more about the ICWC and read the Fez Declaration here.