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The Union for the Mediterranean 6th Meeting of the Water Expert Group, 19-22 December 2016, Brussels, Belgium.

Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, water expert and Regional Water Resources Programme Manager, has participated in the Union for the Mediterranean 6th Meeting of the Water Expert Group, 19th-22nd December 2016, Brussels, Belgium

The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfMS) announced the Sixth Meeting of the Water Expert Group (WEG), took place on 20th December 2016 in Brussels. The Meeting was of paramount importance as a step towards the UfM Ministerial Meeting on Water which is to be held in Malta in 2017. The 6th WEG Meeting would contribute to the consultation towards a draft ministerial declaration, integrating and expanding contents of the UfM regional water agenda

The Assessment Workshop on Governance for situations of competing water demands in Africa, 27-30 November 2016, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, water expert and Regional Water Resources Programme Manager, has participated in The Assessment Workshop on Governance for situations of competing water demands in Africa, 27th-30th November 2016, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The workshop was organized by the Africa Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) which has a mandate to work with their client countries to advance on capacity development, technical assistance and knowledge development. The workshop acknowledged the social and economic transformative role of water and that improved water resources management and water and sanitation services underpin making progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Similarly, investments in water infra-structures and governance play a critical role to achieve African Development Bank’s “High-Five” priorities related to: food and energy security; industrialization; regional integration; and improved quality of life for the people of Africa.

CEDARE Water Programme Manager, elected chair of the Global Water Partnership Regional Chairs

gwp_logo_anniversaryCEDARE Regional Water Manager and GWP-Eastern Africa Chair, Prof. Khaled M. AbuZeid, has been elected Chair of GWP Regional Chairs. Prof. AbuZeid is appointed Chair of GWP Regional Chairs until the end of 2018. Accordingly, he will be representing the 13 GWP Regional Water Partnerships (RWPs) at the GWP Global Steering Committee as an Ex-Officio Member. The 2nd GWP Global Steering Committee Meeting will be held in Stockholm, GWP Head Office, during the period of 6-9 December 2016.

The 13 GWP Regional Water Partnerships that will be represented by Dr. AbuZeid, include GWP Eastern Africa, GWP Central Africa, GWP West Africa, GWP Southern Africa, GWP Mediterranean, GWP South Asia, GWP Southeast Asia, GWP Central Asia & Caucasus, GWP China, GWP South America, ‎GWP Caribbean, GWP Central America, GWP Central & Eastern Europe.

GWP's vision calls for a Water Secure World through Urban Water Security, Transboundary Water Security, Ecosystems Water Security, Food and Water Security, Climate Change and Water Security, and Achieving the Water SDG and associated Targets.

MDG+ Initiative: High Level Meeting on the Water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 01-02 November 2016, Amman, Jordan

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in 2015 and includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to guide global action a common set of development objectives. The SDGs replace the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were formulated based on the declaration emanating from the Millennium Summit held in the year 2000.

Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, water expert and Regional Water Resources Programme Manager, has participated in MDG+ Initiative: High Level Meeting on the Water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 01-02 November 2016, Amman, Jordan. SDG-6 specifically aimed to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. It was supported by six operational targets focused on drinking water, sanitation, water quality, water use efficiency and water scarcity, integrated water resources management and water-related ecosystems. To date, nine indicators have been adopted to support the monitoring of these six targets.

The objective of this High Level Meeting on the Water-related SDGs was to discuss the lessons learned from implementing the MDG+ Initiative in view of discussing how this regional initiative can contribute to follow-up on the water-related SDGs.

 The MDG+ Initiative was launched by the Arab Ministerial Water Council in 2010 to establish a Regional Mechanism for Improved Monitoring and Reporting on Access to Water Supply and Sanitation Services in the Arab Region. This inter-governmental initiative monitors and reports on a set of water supply, sanitation and wastewater indicators that reflect conditions in the water-scarce Arab region. The initiative is implemented by the League of Arab States Secretariat to the Arab Ministerial Water Council, the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA), and ESCWA with the financial support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

انتخاب خالد أبوزيد رئيسا للشراكات المائية الإقليمية

خالد أبوزيد رئيسًا للشراكات المائية الإقليمية على مستوى العالم

الوفد: 31/10/2016

كتب: نغم هلال

انتهت الانتخابات التي تجريها الشراكة المائية العالمية لاختيار رئيسا يمثل الشراكات المائية الإقليمية التابعة لها، حيث تم اختيار د.خالد محمود أبو زيد، رئيسا لرؤساء الشراكات المائية الإقليمية على مستوى العالم، وذلك بصفته رئيس الشراكة المائية لدول شرق إفريقيا.

ويعد د. خالد أبوزيد مؤسس الشراكة المائية المصرية وأحد مؤسسي الشراكة المائية للبحر المتوسط. ولعل ذلك استكمالا للدور الرائد الذي يلعبه الخبراء المصريين في مجال المياه والتنمية المستدامة على مستوى العالم، حيث كان الدكتور إسماعيل سراج الدين، مدير مكتبة الإسكندرية، ونائب رئيس البنك الدولي الأسبق للتنمية المستدامة، أول رئيس ومؤسس للشراكة المائية العالمية، التي تزامن إنشائها مع تأسيس المجلس العالمي للمياه في 1996 ، والذي أسسه وانتخب رئيسا له لثلاث دورات، الدكتور محمود أبوزيد، وزير الموارد المائية والري الأسبق، والمؤسس والرئيس الحالي للمجلس العربي للمياه.

وقد تم تعيين د. خالد أبو زيد بحكم انتخابه رئيسا للشراكات المائية الإقليمية، عضوا باللجنة التيسيرية للشراكة المائية العالمية في دورتها الحالية وحتى نهاية 2018، حيث سيمثل ثلاثة عشر شراكة مائية إقليمية تابعة للشراكة المائية العالمية تشمل الشراكات المائية لشرق إفريقيا، وغرب إفريقيا، ووسط إفريقيا، وجنوب إفريقيا، ودول البحر المتوسط، وجنوب شرق أسيا، وجنوب أسيا، ووسط اسيا والقوقاز، ووسط وشرق أوروبا، والصين، وأمريكا الجنوبية، وأمريكا الوسطى، ودول الكاريبي.

وتهدف الشراكة المائية العالمية إلى الوصول إلى "عالم اَمن مائيا"، وتعمل على تحقيق ذلك في استراتيجيتها الحالية من خلال خمس محاور هي: الأمن المائي والتغييرات المناخية، الأمن المائي  في المياه الحضرية، الأمن المائي في النظم التكنولوجية، الأمن المائي في المياه العابرة للحدود، وأهداف التنمية المستدامة المتعلقة بالمياه وخاصة الهدف السادس للمياه.