Plenary Session:

The main themes will be covered in three Plenary Sessions that have been selected in line with the global focus areas, to form the main stream of discussions at the AWF5. These themes are:

Theme No. 1: Arab Water Security
Theme No. 2: Transboundary Water Cooperation
Theme No. 3: Water for Sustainable Development

Plenary Sessions will include keynote Speeches and/or presentations. Speakers will be high profile professionals, executives, policy makers and civil society leaders.

Thematic Panel and Cross Cutting Sessions:

Thematic Panel and Cross Cutting Sessions will be organized by partner organizations to present specific initiatives, projects or programs within the broader context and scope of the Forum and the theme of the day. The panel and cross-cutting sessions may be sponsored and organized by one or more organization which will take full responsibility of the convening organization. The door is also open for regional or international institutions to organize side meetings. These could be organized according to special arrangements with the Organizing Committee.

Scientific Sessions

Scientific sessions are planned to present scientific research work addressing any of the three themes of the 5th Arab Water Forum through oral or poster presentations. Researchers and members of the Arab scientific community are invited to submit extended abstracts of their scientific research work. Innovative research addressing new smart solutions will have priority over conventional research work. Successful abstracts will be invited to submit full papers.

For submission of Expression of Interest for Thematic Panel & Cross Cutting Sessions, please contact

For submission of paper abstracts for Scientific Sessions, please contact: