Rabat- Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani announced Saturday that he is leading a Moroccan delegation that is taking part in the 8th edition of the World Water Forum, which is being held in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, from March 18 to 23.
Rabat- Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani announced Saturday that he is leading a Moroccan delegation that is taking part in the 8th edition of the World Water Forum, which is being held in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, from March 18 to 23.
A statement issued by the State Secretariat for Water said that during the opening ceremony of the world’s largest water security conference, Othmani is expected to present the sixth edition of the Hassan II Great World Water Prize to a winner (yet to be named) who has carried out significant and relevant work in water-related issues.
The prize was jointly established by the World Water Council and Morocco in 2000, in memory of the late King Hassan II, and in recognition of his policy of cooperation and solidarity for the preservation and sustainable management of water resources.
Morocco’s official delegation, which includes State Secretary for Water, Charafat Afilal, as well as several government officials and water resource experts, will participate in this year’s forum which is held under the theme “Sharing Water.”
The Moroccan delegation will also take part in the exhibit entitled “Water Planet”. The exhibit highlights the Moroccan experience in water resources management, as well as to share experiences and best practices on water-related issues, including water and food security, the green economy, sustainable development, water in Africa, and the lack of water as a regional Mediterranean concern. Cooperation and collaboration between the private and public sectors will also be discussed.
This year’s forum will feature more than 35,000 participants from multi-stakeholder backgrounds participating in innovative learning sessions, intense debates and interactive workshops.
Beginning in 1997, the World Water Forum has been organized every three years by the World Water Council, an international multi-stakeholder platform organization whose mission is to mobilize action on critical water issues at all levels, including among key decision makers, by engaging people in debate and challenging conventional thinking around water issues.
The Council also focuses on the political dimensions of water security, adaptation and sustainability.