Event Overview

The series of triennial Arab Water Fora (AWF) is considered the most important water-related event in the Arab region. The 5th edition of AWF will be convened by the Arab Water Council during the period 7 - 9 December 2020 in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Energy & Industry and supported by the League of Arab States (LAS) and the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt (MWRI), in collaboration with national, regional and international partners. Providing a unique platform for communication, the 5th AWF is considered the stage where Arab water community leaders and key decision-makers thoroughly discuss water challenges that the Arab region is facing, being one of the most water-scarce regions in the world.

The Forum also represents an important milestone in the run-up to the World Water Forum (WWF) and a meeting point for stakeholders who wish to be involved in the Arab regional process to reflect the voice of the Arab region in the WWF, promoting priority areas for development in key water-related sectors and mobilizing key actions towards achieving water security for the Arab region.

The 2020 edition will feature 3 days of panel sessions, scientific sessions, and an Arab Water Expo, along with plenty of opportunities for networking.

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Welcome Messages


In compliance with the long-term perception and aspirations of the UAE wise leadership towards achieving sustainable development, the mission of the Ministry of Energy and Industry is to secure sustainability of the inter-related fields of Energy, Water, Mining and Industry sectors for the welfare and prosperity of the community, with special focus on surmounting the challenges facing the Arab region. This can be realized through setting appropriate legislation and policies, and building strategic partnerships in close cooperation and coordination with concerned entities.

With this vision as a targeted goal, the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry will be honored to host the 5th Arab Water Forum under its auspices. Involvement of the Ministry will lie within the domain of the activities of the anticipated World Expo 2020 which will be hosted by Dubai in October 2020 for about six months under the main theme "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future."

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The Arab region today is facing unprecedented multi-dimensional water challenges that are affecting its stability and threatening its sustainability. Despite decades of regulation and large investments in water-related sectors, evidence still shows that the growing climate variability with its impacts on water availability, combined with the existing water scarcity in the region, has translated into poor livelihoods and food insecurity and has heavily impacted water-dependent jobs leading to substantial employment cuts across the regional economy.

Moreover, the continuous rise in water use due to socio-economic development, combined with population growth and changes in consumption patterns, continue to increase the stress level on the limited water resources especially in conflict settings where water infrastructure is limited, damaged and targeted for destruction. On the other hand, upstream pressures on transboundary waters continue to jeopardize peaceful sustainability of livelihoods in the region, where almost 65% of its renewable surface water resources is originating from outside the Region.

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Forum in Numbers




Convened by the Arab Water Council
Under the patronage of The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Energy and Industry, supported by The League of Arab States (LAS), The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt (MWRI)
and water authorities from 22 Arab countries.



Key Forum Elements









Priorities, Topics, Cross
Cutting Means & Tools

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Dates to Remember

January 27th, 2020 Kick-off Meeting of the Forum, Cairo, Egypt
February 6th, 2020 Call for Session Expression of Interest (EOI)
Call for Scientific Papers abstracts
March 1st, 2020 Early Bird registration
March 30th, 2020 Deadline for Session EOI
Deadline for Abstract Submission
April 1st, 2020 Call for AWC Award Contest
April 30th, 2020 Sessions and Abstracts Acceptance
June 30th, 2020 Deadline for Session Registration
Deadline for Full Paper Submission
July 31st, 2020 Deadline for Early Bird Registration
Deadline for Award Contest Acceptance

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We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available; a member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your businesses objectives. Email either: sponsorship@arabwaterforum.org or ben@arabwaterforum.org or awf5@arabwaterforum.org for more information.

 

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