Joint Online Seminar by MEWF and GWP: New Water Technologies to Achieve Water Security in the Arab Region

Date and Time
26.08.2020 10:30 — 12:00

The Arab world – the most water scarce region worldwide – confronts the triple threats of climate change, rising food and energy costs, and the economic crisis coupled with the current COVID-19 pandemic. All those threats are under fragile contexts of conflict and political instability in many Arab countries, exacerbating poverty, inequality and underdevelopment. All these crises have impacted socio-economic development and the vulnerability of the very precious water resources.

Innovation in water technology – from water supply (such as desalination and solar pumping) to industrial efficiency (such as more efficient water reuse) to agricultural technologies (such as crop protection and irrigation controls) – show huge potential for achieving water security in the Arab region. The German water industry is a world leader with 150 years of know-how in water supply and wastewater management. Thus, fostering cooperation between the Arab and German water sectors offers a promising solution.

Our Panellists:

Prof. Jamal Saghir (Chair), Lebanon, ISID- McGill University, Distinguished Fellow, IFI- American University of Beirut, Advisory board member of MEWF, Former Director of the World Bank.

Dr Hazim El-Naser, Jordan, Chair of Middle East Water Forum and Former minister of water resources in Jordan, Former Member of the Jordan’s House of Representatives (The Parliament).

H.E. Prof. Faisal bin Sultan Al Subaie, Saudi Arabia, President of Knowledge Consultancy and Research Company, Former deputy minister for Water- Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture.

H.E. Dr. Abdelkawi Khalifa, Egypt, Ex-Minister of Water and Wastewater Utilities in Egypt.

Julia Braune, Germany, General Manager of German Water Partnership

Felix Meyer-Horn, Germany, Managing Director Aerzen North Africa

Alexandra Ervenich, Germany, Corporate Account Manager Water, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. and Head of GWP’s Regional Section North Africa & Jordan

Dr. Jochen Gaßmann, Germany, Managing Director, awama GmbH


Please register for this event by filling out the registration form below. The link for the virtual meeting room will be sent to you two days before the event.