High-Level Conference “Strengthening Water Finance & Investments” – Union for the Mediterranean – UfM
Sep 09 2022
he High-Level Conference “Strengthening Water Finance and Investment Policies to Address the Climate Emergency in the Mediterranean Region — A Pre-COP 27 Event” will take place under a hybrid format from Cairo (Egypt) on 17-18 October 2022 in the framework of the 2022 Cairo Water Week.
The High-Level Conference is being jointly organized by UfM and EU in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation and Sida in the framework of Cairo Water Week.
In 2021, the EU and the UfM identified the opportunity to bring a clearer focus to their annual collaboration and agreed to create the EU-UfM Water Investment Policy Forum as an annual regional forum focused on improving water investment policy issues in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. The first edition of the EU-UfM Water Investment Policy Forumtook place on 25 October 2021 and served to identify common priorities for improving water investment policies.
The 2021 EU-UfM Water Investment Policy Forum included a special session on desalinization investments, and its conclusions were summarized in the publication Improving water investment policies in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.
In this year’s edition the overall objective of the High-Level Conference will be to support progress towards achieving water security in the Mediterranean by providing a high-visibility platform for policymakers and stakeholders to discuss how to further improve water finance and investment policies in Mediterranean countries in the face of climate change.
The High-Level Conference will include sessions on:
Climate, Water and Finance: Implications for the Financial Sustainability of the Mediterranean Water Sector
UfM Regional Dialogue on Water and Finance: Engaging Public and Private Financiers
Improving Water Investment Policies under Climate Change
Investing in Water to Adapt to Climate Change: Focus on Water Reuse
Ministerial Level Segment — Conference Recommendations for COP-27
Please save the date in your calendar and register on the following link:
Agenda and concept note of the High-Level Conference (soon to be uploaded)