World Food Program
Journeys to the 9th
World Water Forum

Sustainable groundwater management to increase community climate resilience represents an opportunity for innovative investments and management choices that can also contribute to improved household livelihoods and poverty reduction among dryland communities. Since 2018, the World Food Program has been implementing an integrated resilience package across the 5 G5 sahel countries + Senegal under BMZ funding.

INBO World General Assembly Statutory Session

On Tuesday, 22nd of March, from 5 pm to 6 pm.
1. Opening by Mr. Nizar Baraka, Minister of Equipment and Water of the Kingdom of Morocco, President of INBO
2. Presentation of the 2019-2021 activity report
3. Extension of the Presidency of the Kingdom of Morocco until the General Assembly of 2024
4. Presentation of the 2019-2021 budget report
5. Renewal of the mandate of the INBO Auditor
6. Presentation of the candidacy of the host country of the general assembly of 2024
7. Conclusions by the Presidency (Morocco)

Innovating in Water Financing: Practical Initiatives to revolutionize Financing for Water, Sanitation and IWRM

The session will be an opportunity to analyze and discuss in depth the constraints related to the large financing gaps to support the 2030 roadmap. A review of the weaknesses related to the classic 3T model will also be posed to highlight the weak points that require conceptual and practical adjustments. Most exciting, however, will be the presentation of concrete initiatives for innovation in water and sanitation and IWRM financing, including those based on testing and scaling up solutions involving private sector actors and other non-traditional sources of finance.

Egypt National Water Resources Plan as a Tool for Achieving SDGs

Water challenges in countries that suffer from water scarcity have become more complex than before, especially in light of population increases, rising standards of living, and an increase in demand for water from competing sectors. In addition, the effects of climate change and complex cooperation with riparian countries sharing international rivers add more pressure, especially with unilaterally adopted decisions that would increase challenges and threaten the stability and peace of the region.

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in mining areas in West Africa

The development of mining activity in West Africa has been unprecedented since the 2000s. The artisanal and semi-industrial sectors involve more than 6 million people. This number is steadily increasing. Significant revenues are received. However, social tensions and considerable environmental impacts are generated, at different spatial and temporal scales, which need to be better understood in order to provide sustainable control solutions built and accepted by all stakeholders.

Systems Approach to Deliver Water to People proposal

Building on IWRM, the WWC IWRM/transversality Task Force is working on a new vision of water management with the aim to have an impact on the delivery of SDGs, identify the barriers to scale up, and provide a systemic vision and clear directions towards equity in allocation of water across sectoral needs through dialogue and tradeoffs discussions with stakeholders (local communities, public and private sectors, academia, and governing bodies, etc.). Exploring the interlinkages between water, energy, food, health, and education will help in achieving synergies between these sectors.

Science and innovation for enhancing governance and management of transboundary aquifers and IWRM

This session will bring evidence of the necessity to embed scientific knowledge and innovative solutions into governance mechanisms.

In Africa, the governance of several transboundary aquifers was enhanced through the application of innovative approaches to legal settings.

The session will call for a strong political will and commitment from decision makers to support science in the UN Global Accelerator Framework for SDG 6.

Satellites and water resources management, towards a revolution?

Adaptation to climate change requires a strong knowledge of its impacts, especially on water resources and related ecosystems: we cannot manage what we do not know.
The current Sentinel / Copernicus constellation, the upcoming SWOT and TRISHNA mission can be combined to build knowledge regarding rainfall, discharge and evaporation. More generally, “multi-sensor” satellite data can be mobilized, since these data are essential for water resource management and climate change adaptation.

Financing our future: shared funding mechanisms for managing shared water resources

This session provides an overview of how countries are financing the protection of their water resources (river, lakes, groundwater) from multiple funding sources. The session will share specific experiences in national and sub-national financing mechanisms from East and West Africa and Latin America. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences related to fimancing during the discussion session to enhance the common understanding.