The World Water Forum, held every three years, is the world’s biggest water-related event, contributing to the dialogue of decision-makers on water at the global level, building political commitment and triggering action on critical water issues. The Mediterranean water community has traditionally been very active at the World Water Forum, voicing core messages and highlighting experiences from the region. This contribution has been concretized through a dedicated Mediterranean Preparatory Process. The 8th World Water Forum took place this year (18-23 March, Brasilia, Brazil) under the overarching theme “Sharing Water” and its more than 300 sessions were attended by 10,600 participants.
The Joint Support Programme for Integrated Water Resources Management (PCA-Gire), financed by the Netherlands and Sweden in Mali is supporting the development of a water information system in Mali. The Ministry of Water and Energy, through the National Directorate of Hydraulics (DNH), organized, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, a validation workshop of the National Water Information System (Sineau). The workshop aims to identify and correct weaknesses and malfunctions affecting the system in order to make it operational and more efficient.
The Ministry of Energy and Water organized, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, a workshop on the impact of climate change and anthropogenic pressure on the quantity and quality of water resources. The opening ceremony was chaired by Mr. Navon Cissé, representing the Minister of Water and Energy.
After the regional mission in February, the CWP Guinea has reviewed its 2018-2019 action plan to include proposals and activities discussed during the mission with various partners. The reviewed plan focusses on Policy Influence and Visibility of the CWP, Communication and knowledge management; Strengthening partnerships and governance; and Mobilization of financial resources.
The workshop to launch the activities of the project "Ecosystem Conservation and International Water Resources Management of the Mano River Union" was held on 20 March 2018 in Abidjan, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Water and Forestry, represented by Colonel Yamani SORO, Director General of Water and Forestry.
The Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene launched in Abidjan the national launch of the domestic water treatment campaign as part of the UNICEF Support Programme to accelerate sustainable access to Water, Hygiene and sanitation (PADEHA), in Côte d'Ivoire.
In the implementation process of the Multi Year Programme 4 (MYP), the Benin Country Water Partnership (CWP) and its partner, the Belgian NGO PROTOS welcome in Cotonou from 19 to 23 March a team of experts led by Jan Walravens of International Marine and Dredging Consultants (IMDC).