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The UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, supported by the League of Arab States (LAS), Announces that the 5th Arab Water Forum will kick-off under the main theme – Arab Water
 
Under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, and supported by the League of Arab States (LAS), the 5th Arab Water Forum will kick-off under the main theme – Arab Water Security for Peace and
Sustainable Development 
 
H.E. Prof. Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, AWC President, discussed with a committee of experts some vital topics before the beginning of the three-day Forum. The 5th edition of AWF is scheduled to be held during the period 21 - 23 September 2021 in 
Grand Hyatt, Dubai, with a focus on three main priorities: Arab Water Security, Cooperation across Borders, and Water for Sustainable Development. The Forum connects over 22 Arab countries including ministers, undersecretaries, government officials and experts in the field of water technology.
 
 
United Arab Emirates, August 29, 2021
 
1. The value of investments in water and sanitation projects in the MENA region is expected to reach $133.2 billion, of which $19.1 billion have already been spent in 2019 and $30.8 billion in 2020;
2. The value of the current investments in pre-establishment projects is $40.3 billion, and another $58.8 billion are expected to be invested during the main establishment stages;
3. The value of projects under planning is $4.9 billion and projects in the pre-planning stage is $29.1 billion;
4. If all the water and sewage pipeline projects are implemented as planned, the value of investments this year will reach $30.8 billion before declining to $7.3 billion in 2023.
 
The Arab Water Council is getting ready for the 5th edition of AWF scheduled to be convened in Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai, UAE, under the patronage of the United Arab Emirates’ 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 Forum will kick-off, in both hybrid and physical form, under the main theme “Arab Water Security for Peace and Sustainable Development' during the period 21 - 23 September 2021. 
 
The Forum, that will be attended by high-level participants from 22 Arab Countries such as: governmental delegations and public and private sector representatives, 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. 
 
More than 800 high-level participants including government ministers and undersecretaries, high government officials, public and private sector organizations from 22 countries, are expected to attend the three-day Forum that will witness more than 50 experts discussing water scarcity and sustainable development across the region.
 
 
During the event, 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.
 
During the preparatory meeting, which was attended by more than 80 participants, Prof. Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, AWC President, said: 'The aim of this meeting is to discuss the main agenda of the 5th Arab Water Forum. The 2021 edition of the Arab Water Forum will feature three days of panel sessions and scientific sessions, along with the Arab Water Expo.  This year, the Forum will focus on three main priorities: Arab Water Security, Cooperation across Borders, and Water for Sustainable Development. We are waiting for your participation and experiences.” 
 
He added: 'The Forum is held at a time when water scarcity is at a critical level as the demand for clean water increases due to population growth. The World Bank reports show that the Middle East and North Africa are home to 6% of the world’s population, with less than 2% of the world’s renewable water supply.' 
 
Dr. Mohamed Al-Mulla, Director of the Water Resources Department at the UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, said: “On behalf of the Ministry, I would like to express our great contentment to host this Forum, which includes high-level participants of water experts, government officials and other stakeholders, all uniting to make this vital event a success.”  He added: “Our primary goal, as the Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, is to achieve sustainability in a number of fields such as: energy, water, mining and industry, which are all linked to each other, in order to achieve the well-being and prosperity of our society. The 5th edition of the Arab Water Forum will give us the opportunity to discuss many of the important issues and to exchange visions and experiences of the attendees.”
 
Prof. Khaled Abu-Zeid, AWC Program Technical Director, said: “The Forum is going to witness a number of comprehensive meetings about Climate Change and its Impact on Water Resources, Water Desalination as a Strategic Option for Sustainable Development, and How to Provide Innovative and Non-Conventional Sources that lead to Water Security, along with achieving Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus.
 
According to a recent report issued by the leading research website “Research and Markets”, the value of investments in water and sanitation projects in the Middle East and North Africa is expected to reach $133.2 billion, of which $19.1 billion have already been spent in 2019 and $30.8 billion in 2020. The report, titled “Most Insights on Water and Sanitation Projects in the Middle East and North Africa,” stated that the value of the current investments in pre-establishment projects is $40.3 billion, and another $58.8 billion are expected to be invested during the main establishment stages. At the same time, the value of projects under planning is $4.9 billion and projects in the pre-planning stage is $29.1 billion.  
 
The report added that if all the water and sewage pipeline projects are implemented as planned, the value of investments this year will reach $30.8 billion before declining to $7.3 billion in 2023. The value of the terminated projects in 2021 will reach $28.7 billion, which is the highest value ever; the large proportion of these investments goes to the water desalination projects with the value of $52.7 billion. The Middle East and North Africa region currently holds 47 percent of the global portfolio of water desalination projects. 
 
'GM Events,' one of the leading turnkey event management companies, will organize the 5th edition of AWF 2021. The Company, located in Dubai, has organized numerous successful forums and exhibitions that tackle many economic issues and challenges worldwide.  
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Posted on : Sunday, August 29, 2021  4:22:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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