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Welcome  by Dr. ABDELKADER AMARA,
Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistic and Water

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Declaration of Marrakech "for Participative and Innovative Basin Management"

 

Final Resolutions

 

L'eau au Maroc (FR) - Audio

 

Find all the documents of the event in the Program tab

 

 

Context

Water security is a major issue that impacts socio-economic development at a global scale.

If an acute attention is of course paid to this concept in arid areas, other regions are now facing water scarcity issues because of the considerable increase in demand for water resources and the increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme hydrometeorological events resulting from climate change.

In this context of quantitative and qualitative tensions, made worse by a wide range of pressures (demographic, urban, climatic and of course those exerted by the water uses themselves), how can we ensure, at basin level, sustainable access to water resources in sufficient quantity and quality for human health and the ecosystems health on which our societies depend?

The "Marrakech International Summit on Water Security for a participative and innovative basin management" intends to contribute to the implementation of concrete solutions on these vital issues.

By highlighting the role of the basins as unit of participative and efficient management of water resources, the Summit will be the occasion to hold the World General Assembly of the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO). It will also engage the scientific community on the innovation needed and enable the holding of the Annual Conference of the Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health (GIWEH).

In addition, the Summit is an important milestone in the process of preparatory events for the 9th World Water Forum (March 2021, Dakar, Senegal), which will focus on "Water Security for Peace and Sustainable Development".

Presentation of the Summit

The Ministry of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water of the Kingdom of Morocco, in partnership with the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) and the Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health (GIWEH), organize the "International Summit on Water Security: for a participative and innovative basin management" in Marrakech, from the 30th of September to the 3rd of October 2019.

This summit aims to:
•    maintain political momentum and enhance the commitment of decision-makers to water security,
•    reaffirm the need for dialogue between all levels of stakeholders, in order to implement the identified solutions to the challenges of water security,
•    strengthen Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in order to ensure rural development,
•    ensure the practical implementation of technical and scientific advances in water management policies and strategies,
•    pay particular attention to the regions, most vulnerable to water insecurity, particularly Africa.

 

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Presentation of the detailed programme

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MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

  • Workshop for the transfer of innovative solutions of the AfriAlliance project on Water and Climate (Program)

Présentation du concept d’innovation sociale / Social Innovation in a nutshell - Dr Natacha Amorsi (OIEau)
Innovative solution for monitoring climate variables in observation poor regions: Rain Measurement based on cellular phone networks in Africa - Pr. François Zougmoré
Projet H20 Maghreb - M. Abderrafii Mardi; M. Mahmoud Hafsi
Solution innovante : Modélisation numérique des écoulements souterrains et du transport de solutés - Dr. Fethi Lachaal
Global monitoring for environment and security and Africa - Dr. Tidiane Ouattara
Atténuation des pratiques agricoles locales sur le climat et les zones humides en Afrique : mise en place d’une stratégie de réduction des émissions des Gaz à Effet de Serre par les rizières - Mme Awawou Manouore Njoya
Solutions for wastewater treatment and reuse in North Africa: the MADFORWATER project - Pr. Redouane Choukr-Allah, Dr. Dario Frascari
Wimes® : Système d’Information pour l’eau et l’environnement - M. Nicolas Vernier
Pourquoi la Gestion des Eaux Transfrontalières est-elle importante pour l’adaptation aux Changements Climatiques en Afrique - M. Abdouldaye Ndiaye
The Nile Basin Experience in Transferring Innovative Solutions to Meet the Challenges of Water and Climate - Prof. Seifeldin Hamad Abdalla

     

  • Workshop on the priority Cooperation for the 9th World Water Forum – Meeting with INBO’s regional networks (agenda)

Transboundary water cooperation in Northernmost Europe -in Finnish Lapland - M. Timo Jokelainen
Multi-stakeholder dialogue and cooperation in IWRM implementation in river basins - Mr; Ramiro Martínez
Transboundary water management in countries of EECCA – present and future - . Dr. Viktor A.Dukhovniy, Iuliia Merzlikina
La coopération entre l'agence de l'eau RMC et l'agence de bassin hydraulique SOUSS MASSA - M. Mhamed El Fasskaoui
Coopération et le rôle des instruments juridiques - Dr. Komlan Sangbana
Challenges and Solutions for Integrated Water Resources Management in Romania - Mme Elena Tuchiu
La Coopération dans le Processus du 9ème Forum Mondial de l’Eau - M. Mohamed Fawzi Bedredine

 

  • Meeting tof INBO World Liaison Bureau

Chair: Dr. Jorge Eugenio Barrios Ordoñez, World Presidency of INBO (2016-2019).     
Co-Chair: Mr. Omar Benjelloun, representative of the Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water of Morocco, INBO World President (2019-2022).

Rapporteur: Mr. Eric Tardieu, INBO Secretary General,
INBO External Auditor: Mr. Sébastien Guérit,

Présentation by the INBO Secretary General  - Eric Tardieu

Find all the documents of the Bureau on the dedicated page

 

TUESDAY 1st OCTOBER

  • Official opening ceremony

Speeches of High-Level Representatives
Mr Saâdeddine El Otmani, Head of Government of the Kingdom of Morocco
Dr. Abdelkader Amara, Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, Kingdom of Morocco  
Mr. Olcay Unver, Vice-President of UN-Water
Mr. Loïc Fauchon, President of the World Water Council
Dr. Jorge Eugenio Barrios Ordoñez, World Presidency of INBO (2016-2019).

Ceremony of the handover of INBO World Presidency from Mexico to Morocco
Dr. Jorge Eugenio Barrios Ordoñez, World Presidency of INBO (2016-2019).
Dr. Abdelkader Amara, INBO World President (2019-2022)

Opening film of the summit

 

  • High-level ministerial session on water security

Burkina Faso: Niouga Ambroise Ouedraogo, Minister of Water and Sanitation
Finland: Ms. Hannele Pokka, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Environment
Greece: Mr. Jacques Ganoulis, Former Special Secretary of State for Water
Guinea: Mr. El Hadj Papa Koly Kourouma, Minister of Hydraulics and Sanitation
Malta: Mr Joseph Mizzi, Minister of Energy and Water Management
Morocco: Dr. Abdelkader Amara, Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water,
Palestine: Mr. Mazen Ghuneim, Minister of Water,
Romania: Mrs. Adriana Petcu, Secretary of State, Ministry of Water and Forests

Moderator:
Ms. Aziza Akhmouch, Head of the Cities, Urban Policies, and Sustainable Development Division, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

جلسة: تنسيق السياسات العمومية من أجل تحقيق الأمن المائي

 

  • Session N° 1: "IWRM" : Integrated water and energy management for food security and rural development

Introduction and moderation:
Ms. Aziza Akhmouch, Head of the Cities, Urban Policies, and Sustainable Development Division, OECD

Panelists:
Mr. Abderrahim El Hafidi, Director General, National Office of Electricity & Drinking Water (ONEE), Morocco
Mr. Lansana Fofana, High Commissioner, Organization for the Development of
the Gambia River (OMVG)
Mr. Abdeslam Ziyad, Director of Hydraulic Facilities, Morocco
Ms. Aline Comeau, Deputy Director General, Adour-Garonne Water Agency, France
Mr. Ricardo Medeiros de Andrade, Director, National Water Agency, Brazil

Rapporteur in charge of the conclusion:
Mr. Jorge Lima Werneck, Director, Federal District Water, Energy and Sanitation Regulatory Agency (ADASA), Brazil

GIRE dans les bassins sous juridiction de l'OMVG - M. Lansana Fofana
Gestion intégrée de l’eau et de l’énergie en faveur de la sécurité alimentaire et du développement rural. Témoignage dans le bassin Adour Garonne, France - Mme Aline Comeau
Water Security in Brazil - M. Ricardo Medeiros de Andrade

 

  • Session N° 2: "Climate" : The challenges of adapting water to climate change in river basins

Introduction and moderation:
Mr. Eric Tardieu, Secretary, Global Alliances for Water and Climate (GAfWaC)

Panelists:
Mr Joseph Mizzi, Minister of Energy and Water Management, Malta
Mr Youssef Filali-Meknassi, Director, Water Sciences Division, UNESCO-IHP Secretary
Mr. Omar Benjelloun, Director of Research and Planning, Morocco
Mr Laurent Roy, Director General, Rhone-Mediterranean-Corsica Water Agency (AERMC)
Mr. Francisco Lahóz, Executive Secretary, Piracicaba-Capivari-Jundiaí Basin Consortium
Ms. Fatma Ben Fadhl, Executive Director, Global Clean Water Desalination Alliance (GCWDA)

Rapporteur in charge of conclusion
Ms. Samira El Haouat, Director General, Sebou Hydraulic Basin Agency of the (ABHS)

Together we make water a global priority - M. Eric Tardieu
Enjeux de l’adaptation de l’eau au changement climatique à l’échelle de bassins hydrographiques - M. Omar Benjelloun
Les agences de l'eau - M. Laurent Roy
Los Desafíos de Adaptar el Agua al Cambio Climático en las Cuencas Hidrográficas - M. Francisco  Lahóz
Global Clean Water Desalination Alliance - Mme Fatma Ben Fadhl
Caudales Ecológicos Y Otros Conflictos Ambientales En La Jurisprudencia Derivada Del Segundo Ciclo De La Planificacion Hidrológica En España -  Prof. Francisco Delgado Piqueras
Integración de fenómenos hidrológicos extremos en la planificación y gestión de la cuenca - Sr. Manuel Menéndez Prieto

 

WEDNESDAY 2nd OCTOBER

  • Session N° 3: "Knowledge": Knowledge, innovation and information sharing in the water sector

Introduction and moderation:
Dr. Nidal Salim, Director General, Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health (GIWEH)

Panelists:
Mr. Niouga Ambroise Ouedraogo, Minister of Water and Sanitation, Burkina Faso,
Mr. Abdelaziz Zerouali, Director General,  Bouregreg and Chaouia Hydraulic Basin Agency, Morocco
Dr. An Pich Hatda, Chief Executive Officer, Mekong River Commission Secretariat
Mr. Carlos Eduardo Nascimento Alencastre, Director, Brazilian Network of Basin Organizations (REBOB), Director of the Pardo & Grande Basin Basin (DAEE), Brazil
Mr. Edgar Pirumyan, Director, Water Resources Management Agency,
Ministry of Nature Protection, Armenia
Ms. Morgane Anziani-Vente, Partnership Officer, Eau Vive Internationale
Mr. Manuel Menéndez Prieto, General Director for Water, Ministry for Ecological Transition, Spain

Rapporteur in charge of conclusion:
Ms. Alice Andral, Specialist in Space Hydrology, National Center for Space Studies (CNES), France

Connaissance, Innovation le partage d’information dans le domaine de l’eau -  M. Niouga Ambroise OUEDRAOGO
La Connaissance, l’innovation, et le partage d’information dans le domaine de l’eau - M. Abdemaziz Zerouali
MRC’s Data and Information System for Water Resources Management - Dr. An Pich Hatda
Presentacion Mr. Carlos Eduardo Nascimento Alencastre
European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership Countries: EUWI+East - M. Edgar Pirumyan
Stratégies des ONG pour le partage des connaissances sur l’eau et une meilleure gestion du service de l’eau - Dr. Morgane Anziani-Vente

 

  • Session N° 4: "cooperation": Hydro-diplomacy, international and transboundary cooperation for water security

Introduction and moderation:
Ms. Sonja Koeppel, Water Convention Secretary, Protocol on Water and Health Co-Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Panelists:
Mr. Mazen Ghuneim, Minister of Water, Palestine
Ms. Hannele Pokka, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Finland,
Mr Khatim Kherraz, Executive Secretary, Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS)
Dr Mamadou II Diaby, Secretary General, Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS)
Mr. Abdelmajid Naimi, Director General, Tensift Hydraulic Basin Agency, Morocco
Mr. Jacques Ganoulis, Former Special Secretary of State for Water, Greece, Professor Seifeldin Hamad Abdalla, Executive Director, Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)
Dragan Zeljko, Secretary, International Sava River Basin Commission (ICSRB)
Mr. Abderahim Birémé Hamid, Executive Secretary, Niger Basin Authority (NBA)
Mrs. Maria Alexandra Moreira López, Secretary General, Organization of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty,

Rapporteur in charge of conclusion:
Mr. Abderrahmane MAHBOUB, Director General, Guir-Ziz-Rhéris Hydraulic Basin Agency, Morocco

Gestion participative et intégrée des Ressources en Eau - M. Abdelmajid Naimi
Partage des bénéfices : Gestion des ouvrages communs dans le bassin du fleuve Sénégal - Dr  Mamadou  II  Diaby
Expérience de l’Autorité du Bassin du Niger - M. Abderahim Bireme Hamid

 

  • Statutory session of INBO World General Assembly

Co-chairmanship of the Assembly:
Dr. Jorge Eugenio Barrios Ordoñez, World Presidency of INBO (2016-2019),
Mr. Omar Benjelloun, World President of the INBO 2019-2022.

Opening of the Statutory session
Mtro Barrios, World Presidence  2016-2019, CONAGUA, Mexico
Presentation of the INBO activities - Dr Éric Tardieu, INBO General Secretary
           - Report of activities (2016-2019)
           - Action Plan (2019-2021)
Presentation of the auditor's report and approval of INBO's budget - M. Sébastien Guérit, KPMG
Approval of INBO Marrakech Declaration
Closing of the General Assembly by the Executive President 2019-2022, M. Omar Benjelloun, Director of Water Research and Planning, Ministry of Energy, Transport, Logistics and Water, Kingdom of Morocco

 

  • Session N° 5: "Funding of water security"

Introduction and moderation:
Ms. Farida Moha, journalist

Panelists:
Mr. Simon Chelugui, Minister of Water and Sanitation, Kenya
Mr. Ben Yaw Ampomah, Executive Secretary, Water Resources Commission, Ghana
Ms. Carolina Dominguez-Torres, Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist, World Bank
Mr. Hammou Bensaadout, Director of Administrative and Financial Affairs, Ministry of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water (METLE)
Mr. Abdeslam Jorio, Budget Directorate, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco
Mr. Francis Daniel Bougaire, Head of Water Partnerships Coordination Division, African Development Bank
Mr. Frédéric Maurel, Deputy Head of the Department for Water and Sanitation, French Development Agency (AFD)

Rapporteur in charge of conclusion:
Mr. Mhamed El Fasskaoui, Director General, Souss-Massa and Drâa hydraulic basin Agency, Morocco

Financing Water Security in Africa - M. Francis Daniel BOUGAIRE
Lessons from Ghana’s Experience and Policy Direction on Financing Water Security - Hon. Michael Yaw Gyato

 

  • Closing ceremony

Master of ceremony: Mr. Eric Tardieu, INBO Secretary General
Introduction: Dr. Jorge Eugenio Barrios Ordoñez, INBO World Presidency (2016-2019).
Report on the process of preparation of the 9th World Water Forum: Mr. Abdoulaye Sene, Co-Chair of the International Preparatory Committee
for the 9th World Water Forum
Sessions’ reporting: Ms. Samira El Haouat, Director General, Sebou Hydraulic Basin Agency (ABHS)
Conclusion: Mr. Omar Benjelloun, INBO World President, 2019-2022.

Closing presentation - M. Eric Tardieu

 

THURSDAY 3rd OCTOBER

  • Technical and cultural study visit