1st GWOPA Expert Group Meeting on Water Utilities in Water Scarce Cities WFES Water, 14-17 January 2019, ADNEC, Abu Dhabi

On the occasion of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) of UN-Habitat cordially,  Prof. Khaled Abuzeid Regional Water Resources Programme Manager CEDARE (Center for Environment & Development for Arab Region & Europe has participated in the 1st Expert Group Meeting on Water Utilities in Water Scarce Cities that we organize on 17 January 2019 with the support of Abu Dhabi Department of Energy. The main objective of this EGM is to formulate expert recommendations for urban water utilities in water scarce cities in arid regions, in line with SDGs and the New Urban Agenda led by UN-Habitat, to be presented at WUF10 in 2020 in Abu Dhabi. In addition, the meeting also served to identify knowledgeable mentor and mentee water utilities to engage in new Water Operators’ Partnerships themed around water scarcity, energy efficiency and resilience to climate change.