To Solve Water Scarcity, Every Drop of Knowledge Matters

Innovative, Sustainable, and Scalable Solutions in the MENA Region

TV Studio 3
Project or report lab
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
17:20 to 18:05

The world’s most water-scarce region is the MENA region, where more than 60% of the population has little or no access to drinkable water. It faces the challenge of sustainably developing its infrastructure and managing water resources amidst growing scarcity, due to a rapidly growing population and urbanization. Effectively overcoming this challenge starts with ensuring a skilled workforce and resource-efficient water management. The panel will present experiences and best practices from across MENA, drawing on synergies between private and public sectors, to address this challenge using innovative technologies (VR) and develop necessary skill sets (incl. health and safety) for sustainable water management practices and resilient infrastructure while enhancing female participation.

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Organised by


Chief of the Global Strategy and Leadership Division in the Center for Water Security, Sanitation, and Hygiene at USAID
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Executive Vice President Global Education
Festo Didactic SE
Regional Infrastructure Lead of UNOPS Middle East Regional Office
United Nations Office for Project Services
Abderrafii MARDI
Director of National Office of Electricity and Potable Water (ONEE)
Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable
Chief of Rural Entrepreneurship, Job Creation and Human Security Division at UNIDO