The UfM participates to the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar

Mar 24 2022

22 – 27 March. Access to water is a major challenge for the 21 century. Shortages, poor water quality or lack of sanitation facilities have a negative impact on food security, health, gender equality and the living conditions of the poor. The problems are numerous and complex: millions of people in the Mediterranean still lack access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation; there is an increasing competition between different water users and uses; and significant investments are needed to maintain and improve water infrastructure. The economic, financial and governance aspects of water resources management are usually at the heart of the problem. Only by addressing them can a solution to the critical water problem be found.

In line with the objectives of the 9 edition of the World Water Forum that was held in Dakar and with the UfM Water Policy Framework of Action 2030, the Union for the Mediterranean together with the Institut Méditerranéen de l’Eau (IME) has organized two thematic sessions and one side event within the World Water Forum with the final objective of merging experiences and contributions and offering solutions to the future management of water in the Mediterranean.

Source: Union for the Mediterranean