CEDARE organized a session on the "Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation" on March 20th, 2018 during the 8th World Water Forum held in Brazil. The session was inagurated by a speech of Prince Albert II of Monaco. The sessions included speakers from CEDARE, Monaco, France, Spain, Palestine, and the Arab Water Council. CEDARE Water Director indicated that the session concluded that: National Laws and Legislations should embrace water related Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation measures, The Water Community need to communicate with the Climate Change Community, Water Management authorities and operators at all levels are encouraged to monitor their water and energy consumptions, in addition to water losses and leakages, and implement measures for adaptation and mitigation.
In the session organized on March 20th, 2018, by the Global Water Partnership on "Urban Water Governance" at the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil, Speakers from GWP, OECD, CEDARE, and India shared their views on the topic. CEDARE, Water Resources Director, Khaled AbuZeid, presented the "Alexandria 2030 Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) Strategic Plan". He indicated that it represents a model for Stakeholder Participation and Strategic Water Supply Options Analysis in Urban Water Planning for Smart Cities of the Future.
CEDARE represented by Dr. Khaled AbuZeid participated at the 8th World Water Forum (www.worldwaterforum8.org) held in Brasilia. In a session held on March 19th, 2018, discussing SDGs, Migration & Post Conflict Areas in the Arab Region, CEDARE, being part of the panel that included representatives from Lebanon, Palestine, and the League of Arab States, indicated that Wars, political unrest, and instability in the Arab Region caused a lot of Migration Volumes and destruction of water infrastructure in conflict zones putting pressure on water systems in countries of conflict, and neighboring countries receiving conflict-induced refugees. Dr. AbuZeid pointed out that the cost of achieving SDG6 in conflict countries and refugee-recipient countries is tremendously increasing and will require additional investment and special consideration. He highlighted that International law should pay due attention to transboundary basins riparian states taking advantage of political unrests situations in compromising shared water resources with infrastructure construction on shared rivers without the necessary consultation with potentially affected states.
Electric Vehicles, cleaner fuels, trade policies and non-motorized transport, have been among the many topics of the African Clean Mobility Week, held in mid-March 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The project initiated its awareness activities which spread knowledge among the communities in Fayoum and Minya. Fayoum villages are as follows: Qalamshah, Manshah Ramzy, and Abu Dafia, and in Minya villages: Abu Qarqas al-Balad, Bani Muhammad Sharawi and Al-Hawasliya. The awareness campaign educates the residents about the adverse effects caused by solid and agricultural waste on the environment and health.
The overall objective of the SISAW (2018) project is to enhance Fayoum and Minya rural population wellbeing achieving sustainable territorial resources governance and socio-economic development through innovative participatory solid waste management SWM process. This will be accomplished through enhancing rural public and multi-actors contribution to sustainable waste management implementing an appropriate governance scheme based on learning for all pathway.
Also, through contributing to rural Fayoum and Menya livelihoods improvement through Income Generating Activities and entrepreneurship promotion based on innovative WM processes relying on improved infrastructure.