ICARDA at the Arab Water Forum 2021
Sep 23 2021
This week ICARDA’s scientists and Director-General collaborated with other global water experts at the Arab Water Forum, the most important water-related event in the Arab region.
The Arab Water Forum (AWF) is convened by the Arab Water Council, under the patronage of The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, and supported by The League of Arab States (LAS), The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt (MWRI) and water authorities from 22 Arab countries. The forum provides a unique stage where global experts, government, water community leaders, and key decision-makers can debate water challenges that dry regions are facing, especially in the Arab region, one of the most water-scarce territories in the world.
The AWF is also an opportunity for expert organizations like ICARDA to identify priority areas for research and development in key water-related sectors and promote our proven, scientific innovations supporting family farmers across the region.
“The future is certainly unpredictable. But it is our role as decision-makers, experts in water-related fields, academia, and influencers to work hard to anticipate and fulfill the needs of the current and future generations.” – His Excellency Dr. Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, President of the Arab Water Council.