CEDARE spoke at the Workshop on “Debating the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus in MENA & Wider Mediterranean”, Brussels, November 22, 2018

CEDARE Water Resources Director, Khaled AbuZeid, speakes on “Understanding Nexus at National & Transboundary Levels in the Arab Region” Infront of Parliamentarians, Journalists, and NGOs at the Regional Roundtable on “Debating the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus in MENA & Wider Mediterranean” organized in Brussels, by Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean / GWP-Med, COMPSUD, MIO-ECSDE, Union for the Mediterranean, and SIDA, on November 22, 2018. Read more…

CEDARE Contributed in the Meeting of MED Parliamentarians and Key Stakeholders for “A Plastic-Free Mediterranean Sea in the Making”, Brussels, 21 November 2018

CEDARE Regional Water Director, Khaled AbuZeid, contributed the meeting of Mediterranean Parliamentarians and Key Stakeholders for “A Plastic-Free Mediterranean Sea in the Making” organized by the European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas, MIO-ECSDE, and CoMPSud at the European Parliament in Brussels, November 21st, 2018.

CEDARE Attended the 2019 – 2021 AWC Work Plan Consultative Meeting , Cairo, 18 November 2018

CEDARE Regional Water Director, Khaled AbuZeid, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Water Council, participates​ at the consultative meeting on the work plan of the Council for the period from 2019 to 2021 in Cairo on Sunday, 18 November 2018. The Arab Water Council’s work plan includes four main themes, including integrated water resource management, enhancing cooperation on shared water resources, adapting to climate change in the water sector, and the interlinkages between water, food and energy.

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CEDARE Shared as Keynote Speaker at the Ad-Hoc Group Meeting on Climate Change Adaptation at the Union for the Mediterranean, Barcelona, November 13th, 2018.

CEDARE Water Resources Director, Khaled AbuZeid spoke in front of the Ad-Hoc Group Meeting on Climate Change Adaptation at the Union for the Mediterranean, in Barcelona, November 13th, 2018. Dr. AbuZeid listed a series of extreme flash floods that struck the Mediterranean countries in the past few years. He highlighted the importance of studying flood frequency trends and differentiating between normal return periods of extreme flood events, climate change impacts, and human-induced impacts of urbanization in floodplains. He presented examples of adaptation to climate change in the Water sector and recommendations for no-regret actions that serve for climate change adaptation, but also for coping with water scarcity, sea level rise, sea water intrusion, shore protection, and flood protection.

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CEDARE Participated as a Member in the UN Experts Group on “Global Risk Assessment Framework” (GRAF) 2nd meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 8-9 November, 2018.

The United Nations Experts Group on the “Global Risk Assessment‎ Framework” (GRAF) held its 2nd meeting at the premises of the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, Switzerland during the period of 8-9 November, 2018.

Khaled AbuZeid, CEDARE Regional Director for Water Resources, and member of the GRAF Experts Group,‎ indicated that the adoption of The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 on 18 March 2015 articulated the need for improved understanding of risk in all dimensions and created new requirements for building societal resilience to environmental and technological shocks.

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CEDARE Speaks at Cairo Water Week on Academic Requirements for the Water Job Market, Cairo, 14-18 October 2018

Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, Regional Water Recourses Programme Director, CEDARE has participated in the Cairo Water Week.  The Cairo Water Week is considered as the biggest water-related event in Egypt and is organized annually by the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation in collaboration with national, regional and international partners. It aims to promote water awareness and foster innovative approaches to face the most pressing water related challenges, keep updates on global movements to address water challenges and identify modern tools and techniques for managing water resources. The Week started its first edition this year with the main theme “Water Conservation for Sustainable Development”. It took place under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Abdel Fatah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Cairo during the period from 14-18 October 2018. Read more…

IWMI launches ReWater MENA at Cairo Water Week, Cairo, October 17, 2018

To promote the safe reuse of treated wastewater in the Middle East and North Africa, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and its partners have launched ReWater MENA, a 4-year regional project with specific activities in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. Drawing on experience with existing water reuse strategies in the region, the project will identify promising innovations and validated models to address management bottlenecks that constrain water reuse. Read more…