9-10 June 2020. The COVID-19 global pandemic is presenting unprecedented challenges. The Mediterranean is no exception, with riparian countries looking for responses that not only address the crisis, but also tackle long-standing challenges, including ensuring water supply and sanitation services for all and long-term water availability through sustainable water management practices.
In this context, the Water Division of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), is convening an on-line consultation with its Member States and partner institutions and organizations, on the afternoon of 9 June and the morning of 10 June .
The goals of this meeting are to:
1. Take stock of the situation, implications for the region and responses to COVID-19, particularly in relation to the implementation of the UfM Water Policy Framework for Actions 2030.
2. Discuss and agree on regional priority actions that can complement individual country efforts, supported by and eventually aligning with the European Green Deal as a roadmap for sustainable and resilient post-COVID recovery.
With regards to the second objective, the virtual consultation is expected to foster synergies of the UfM Water Agenda with ongoing work at the European Commission, through the identification of areas for collaboration and potential complementary of work.
The meeting will be hosted by the UfM with technical support from the Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med) and financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). It is noted that simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Arabic will be available.
Registrations on the following link https://ufmsecretariat.org/water-agenda-consultation/