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Towards Green Growth in the Mediterranean Countries
Coordinator: CMI & OCEMO
Tuesday
13 March 2012, from 08:30 to 11:30 / open
Room:
PP 2 - Athéna 2 > Palais Phocéen
Further information: 
http://www.semide.net/documents/meetings/events/wwf6/mediterranean-green-growth-tuesday-13-march-2012-towards-green-growth

The Marseille Centre for the Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and its partners the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, the French Development Agency, Plan Bleu, Femise and the City of Marseille have initiated a thorough review of green growth and produced the 2012 MED report "Towards Green Growth in Mediterranean countries". This work is furtherred with the collaboration of the Office of Economic Cooperation for Mediterranean and Middle East (OCEMO). This will lead to recommendations in linkage with RIO + 20 and will be officially presented during the conference to be held on 2 and 3 May 2012 in Marseille. The objective is to offer civil society actors and experts the opportunity to demonstrate that the environment is an outstanding opportunity for job creation, social cohesion, and water and energy savings.

Shared Water Information Systems for a Better Governance in the Mediterranean
Coordinator: EMWIS/SEMIDE
Tuesday 13 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:
15 / open
Room:
PEu 1 - Europa 1 > Palais de l'Europe

In the water sector, access to reliable information is a major challenge for a transparent and efficient governance. A national water data collection and monitoring system is an essential element in order to provide reliable background for defining, implementing and evaluating each country’s water policies and investments linked to clear and shared objectives. Improving institutional cooperation and implementing jointly agreed standads are the main challenges. EMWIS have been working with all Mediterranean countries since 2005 on sharing knowledge on data management. A new momentum has been reached thanks to the Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial recommendations for data, information and statistics on water, based on internationally agreed definitions and methods, structured within information systems. The commitments to be discussed are directly linked to the governance targets of the Mediterranean Process, as well as the information monitoring and sharing of the thematic process “cooperation and peace”.

Mediterranean Trialogue: Water Governance
Coordinator: IME
Wednesday 14 March 2012, from 11:00 to 13:00
 / open
Room:
PC 10 - Goude 2 > Palais des Congrès (Level 1)

Territorial Governance of Water in the Mediterranean
Coordinator: Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco
Wednesday 14 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:15 / open

Room:
PC 12 - Sormiou > Palais des Congrès (Level 1)

The research carried out by the Water Think Tank Méditerranée has led to the definition of the various types of conflict of use and an analysis of the solutions observed as far as water sharing is concerned. Following this work, the founding partners of the Water Think Tank Méditerranée decided to organise a symposium, which was held on November 10th, 2011, to present and discuss the results of their research with all the stakeholders involved. The goal therefore was to give voice to a panel of experts, decision-makers and water professionals from the Northern and Southern shores of the Mediterranean, so as to prompt the sharing of experiences and identify the most appropriate strategies for future research conducted by the Water Think Tank Méditerranée.

Mediterranean Strategic Water Sectors and Climate Change
Coordinator: CIHEAM
Wednesday
14 March 2012, from 19:15 to 20:15 / open
Room:
PC 3 - Patio 1 > Palais des Congrès (Rez de Jardin Level)

Climate change will affect almost everyone and any sector of economy. In the Mediterranean region, agriculture and tourism are strategically important since they affect environment, support occupation and produce impacts (positive and negative) to a large part of society. However, the performance of both sectors strongly depends on climate and availability/consumption of water resources. The session will introduce the expected impact of climate change on agriculture and tourism in the Mediterranean region. The results are based mainly on the achievements of WASSERMed project (EC-FP7-ENV) and regional climate model in resolution 0.25°x0.25°. After few brief presentations, illustratating different views of the problem, a discussion will be open focussing on the possible solutions (adaptation/mitigation measures) that consider technical, environmental and socio-economic aspects at both regional and local scale.

How to Better Organize Governance Tools and the Mutualization of Water Expertise in the Mediterranean
Coordinator: IPEMED
Thursday
15 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:15 / open
Room:
PC 17 - Samena > Palais des Congrès (Level 2)

The common stakes that Mediterranean countries face in water incite to develop, as of today, a greater cooperation between all the stakeholders of the sector in the region. The IPEMED’s project aims to answer theses stakes by favoring both the implementation of an interdisciplinary tool supporting the elaboration of local and/or national water policies, and of an involvement mechanism of water stakeholders in the definition of regional water strategies:
- the 1st tool proposed is the “Mediterranean Network of resources on the water” that aims to mutualize within a regional network the skills of regional water institutions that work in different domains (information, training, foresight, research-innovation…)
- the 2nd tool, the “Mediterranean Committee of water stakeholders”, inspired of “Committees of basins” existing in some countries of the region, would gather all the stakeholders that contribute to the implementation of water policies and projects (cities, basin agencies, NGO, operators, users association, states…).

The Water Market as Seen from Wetlands
Coordinator: Tour du Valat
Friday
16 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:15 / open
Room:
PC 12 - Sormiou > Palais des Congrès (Level 1)

This event aims to highlight what we should know about the water market as seen from wetland areas in the Mediterranean region. In early 2012 the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory published its first regional report on the state of these ecosystems, which are heavily dependent on water. The event will focus on the water-related aspects of this report. It will start with a recent short film giving a general overview, and this will be followed by a brief presentation showing some recent technical results in this area. The session will end with a discussion with the floor on how the water industry can take account of the needs of wetland ecosystems.

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Other events & side events related to the Mediterranean:

Water: A Critical Element towards Palestinian Statehood
Coordinator: Palestinian Water Authority (PWA)
Tuesday 13 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:15 / Open

Room:
PC 10 - Goude 2 > Palais des Congrès (Level 1)

Tiger-net: Satellite Observations Support Integrated Water Resources Management in Africa
Coordinator: European Space Agency (ESA)
Tuesday 13 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:15 / open
Room:
PP 4 - Acropole 2 > Palais Phocéen

AR4 Shared Water Resources in the Arab Region and with Neighbouring Countries
Coordinator: Centre of Arab Water Security – Arab League
Wednesday 14 March 2012, from 08:30 to 10:30 / open
Room:
PC 3 - Patio 1 > Palais des Congrès (Rez de Jardin Level)

AR1 Increasing Water Use Efficiency to Cope With Mounting Challenges in The Arab Countries
Coordinator: Arab Water Council (AWC)
Wednesday 14 March 2012, from 11:00 to 13:00 / open
Room:
PC 17 - Samena > Palais des Congrès (Level 2)

1.4.3 Disaster Risk Reduction Policies Focusing on Reducing Social Vulnerability Related with Water-related Hazards
Coordinator: Global Green Growth Institute - Ministry of Land Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM)
Wednesday 14 March 2012, from 11:00 to 13:00 / open
Room:
PC 11 - Morgiou > Palais des Congrès (Level 1)

Moroccan Experience on Output-Based Aid to Improve Access to Water and Sanitation Services
Coordinator: The World Bank / la Banque Mondiale
Wednesday 14 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:15 / open
Room:
PC 11 - Morgiou > Palais des Congrès (Level 1)

Platform for Regional Cooperation in Desalination and Water Reuse (http://www.emwis.net/documents/meetings/events/wwf6/med-side-events/medrc-side-event-at-the-6th-world-water-forum-under-the-mediterranean-cross)
Coordinator: The Middle East desalination Research Center (MEDRC)
Wednesday 14 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:15 / open
Room:
PC 17 - Samena > Palais des Congrès (Level 2)

Living with Water Scarcity in the Arab Countries
Coordinator: Arab Water Council
Wednesday
14 March 2012, from 15:30 to 17:30 / open
Room:
PP 2 - Athéna 2 > Palais Phocéen

The Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation: a Tool for the Human Right
Coordinator: AECID (SPANISH AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION)
Wednesday 14 March 2012, from 19:15 to 20:15 / open
Room:
PEu 2 - Europa 2 > Palais de l'Europe

Strengthening Dialogues and Cooperation in Transboundary Basins
Coordinator: NGO Coalition International Union for the Conservation of Nature, WWF, Green Cross International, IHP-HELP Center for Water Law, Policy & Science (University of Dundee)
Wednesday 14 March 2012, from 19:15 to 20:15 / open
Room:
PC 11 - Morgiou > Palais des Congrès (Level 1)

AR2 Integrated Policies to Secure Water for All Sectors, with Special Emphasis on Achieving the Water and Sanitation MDG in the Arab countries
Coordinator: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA)
Thursday 15 March 2012, from 11:00 to 13:00 / open
Room:
PC 6 - Jardin 2 > Palais des Congrès (Rez de Jardin Level)

Transfering European Water Research Outcomes in Practice
Coordinator: Office International de l'Eau (OIEAU)
Thursday 15 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:15 / open
Room:
PC 2 - Endoume 3 > Palais des Congrès (Rez de Jardin Level)

The Observatory: a Water and Sanitation Services Performance Monitoring Tool
Coordinator: ONEMA & ASTEE
Thursday 15 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:15 / open
Room:
PC 1 - Endoume 1+2 > Palais des Congrès (Rez de Jardin Level)

Exact: Opportunities for Cooperation on Data Collection on Water Resources for Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians
Coordinator: EXACT
Thursday 15 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:15 / open

Room:
PC 6 - Jardin 2 > Palais des Congrès (Rez de Jardin Level)

AR3 Bridging the Water Gap in the Arab Region: the Promise of Desalination, Water Reuse and Renewable Energy
Coordinator: Arab Water Academy (AWA)
Thursday 15 March 2012, from 14:30 to 16:30 / open
Room:
PC 11 - Morgiou > Palais des Congrès (Level 1)

AR5 To Increase Understanding of and Capacity to Examine Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources in the Region and to Increase the Capacities of Regional and National Water Sector Institutions to Develop and Implement Strategies for Adaptation to CC
Coordinator: ACSAD
Thursday 15 March 2012, from 17:00 to 19:00 / open
Room:
PC 11 - Morgiou > Palais des Congrès (Level 1)

EU Turkish Cooperation on River Basin Management Planning
Coordinator: EU Twinning project on river basin management planning 
Thursday 15 March 2012, from 19:15 to 20:15 / open
Room:
PEu 4 - Europa 4 > Palais de l'Europe

Water in Jordan: The Way Forward
Coordinator: Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation
Thursday 15 March 2012, from 19:15 to 20:15 / open
Room:
PC 16 - Riou > Palais des Congrès (Level 2)

Arid Zones and Desertification Area
Coordinator: Centre d'Actions et de Réalisations Internationales
Friday 16 March 2012, from 08:30 to 19:00 / close
Room:
Forum Square

1.5 SYNTH - Contribute to Cooperation and Peace through water
Coordinator: UNESCO - PCCP & International Network of Basin Organisations (INBO)
Friday 16 March 2012, from 08:30 to 11:00 / open
Room:
PEu 7 - Europa 7 > Palais de l'Europe

AR Synthesis - Strategy for Arab Water Security
Coordinator: League of Arab States/Arab Coordination Committee/Arab Ministerial Water Council & Centre of Arab Water Security – League OF Arab States
Friday 16 March 2012, from 08:30 to 13:00 / open
Room:
PC 9 - Goude 1 > Palais des Congrès (Level 1)

Signature of the Basin Organizations' World Pact
See the document of the pact at: http://www.emwis.net/documents/meetings/events/wwf6/world-pact-better-basin-management-pacte-mondial-pour-une-meilleure-gestion-des/

Coordinator: Réseau International des Organismes de Bassin et Agences de l'Eau (RIOB/INBO)
Friday 16 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:15 / open
Room:
PC 3 - Patio 1 > Palais des Congrès (Rez de Jardin Level)

Regional Solution for Water Scarcity in West Asia-North Africa (WANA Forum side event: Regional Solution for Water Scarcity in West Asia-North Africa
Coordinator: WANA Forum
Friday
16 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:15 / open
Room:
PC 14 - Patio 4 > Palais des Congrès (Level 1)

EU Turkish Cooperation on Water Quality Monitoring
Coordinator: Government Service for Land and Water Management
Friday 16 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:15 / open
Room:
PC 5 - Jardin 1 > Palais des Congrès (Rez de Jardin Level)

French Regions Working to Improve Water Quality Through the Reduced Use of Pesticides
Coordinator: Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA)
Friday 16 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:15 / open
Room:
PC 6 - Jardin 2 > Palais des Congrès (Rez de Jardin Level)

SHARE, For an Integrated Management of Hydropower in Alpine Rivers
Coordinator: GERES
Friday Tuesday 16 March 2012, from 13:15 to 14:15 / open
Room:
PC 17 - Samena > Palais des Congrès (Level 2)

HTML Document MEDRC SIDE EVENT at the 6th World Water Forum, under the Mediterranean Cross Continental Process, Priority 2, Non Conventional Water Resources
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URL Water Management in Africa With Earth Observation: Tiger Capacity Building Facility / 14 March 2012, from 19:15 to 20:15
DOC World Pact for Better Basin Management - Pacte Mondial pour une meilleure gestion des bassins - 16th of March at 13:15h - PC 3 - Patio 1 > Palais des Congrès (Rez de Jardin Level) Download (2 versions)