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Top Arab ministers, experts to attend Arab Water Forum

DUBAI, September 6, 2021

Top Ministers and experts from all over the Arab world will come together to discuss “Arab Water Security for Peace & Sustainable Development” at the 5th Arab Water Forum (AWF) from September 21 to 23, 2021 at Grand Hyatt, Dubai. 
More than 800 high-level participants including government ministers and undersecretaries, high government officials, public and private sector organisations from 22 countries, are expected to attend the Forum that will witness more than 50 experts discussing water scarcity and sustainable development across the region. 
During the event, in both hybrid and physical form, the winners of the 2021 Arab Water Prize for “Creativity and Innovation in the field of Water Science,” awarded to institutions, scientists and other distinguished contributors in research and development in the field of non-conventional water resources, will be announced.
AWF is held under the patronage of the UAE’s Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, and supported by the League of Arab States (LAS) and the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt (MWRI), in cooperation with national, regional and international partners.
The confirmed VIPs to attend the event are Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, UAE; Prince Khaled Sultan Bin-Abdulaziz, Honorary President of the Arab Water Council & Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Foundation & Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz International Prize for Water; Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Minister of Water Resources & Irrigation Egypt; Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of State for Food and Water Security, UAE; Eng Wael Bin Nasser Almubarak, Minister of Electricity & Water Affairs, Bahrain; Prof Asem El-Gazzar, Minister of Housing Utilities and Urban Communities, Egypt; Eng Mahdi Rashid Al-Hamdani, Minister of Water Resources, Iraq; Serigne Mbaye Thiam, Minister of Water and Sanitation, Senegal; Tariq Abu Flika, Minister of Water Resources, Libya; Loic Fauchon, President, World Water Council (WWC); Prof Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, President, Arab Water Council (AWC); and Secretary General League of Arab States (LAS).
The Forum will shed the light on some of the key topics such as: Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus, Climate Change Impact on Arab Water Security, Water Desalination as a Strategic Option for Sustainable Arab Water Security, Sharing Water and Benefits for Peace and Development, Effective Water Governance towards Achieving Peace and Stability, Hydro-diplomacy and Water Politics in Transboundary Water Management, Riparian Partnerships in Developing and Managing shared Water Resources and Governing Laws, among others.-- TradeArabia News Service


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