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.
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.
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.
Dr. Khaled AvuZeid, 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…
CEDARE participates, as an observer organization, in the 8th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention in Astana, Kazakhstan during the period of 10-12 October, 2018. The 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes is administered by a Secretariat at United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The Convention is now open for accession by Non-European countries. As of October 2018, 41 European countries and the European Union are parties to the Convention. Chad also became party to the Convention in May of 2018, and Senegal will become party to Convention in November of 2018.
Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, Regional Water Resources Programme Manager, Center for Environment and Development in the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) Was invited by the Alternative Policy Solutions project in coordination with The American University in Cairo (AUC) to attend a consultation workshop for a new policy paper that tackles water management in Egypt. The workshop will be held on Sunday, September 2nd 2018, at AUC,