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Cairo Water Week 2020 is not a one-off event, but rather part of a series of activities aimed at better connecting water organizations and wider water sector industries, regional interests, and communities. Cairo Water Week (CWW) is considered one of the biggest water-related events at the national, regional and international levels. It is an annual event organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Abdel Fatah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, in collaboration with national, regional and international partners.
this year’s Conference is the third in a series concerned with the broad topic of water and sustainable development. the 2020 Conference is also part of a longer agenda of conferences, symposia, and meetings that will consider the topic of Water Security. the conference is an important platform for professional engagement, the exchange and sharing of ideas, learning from others and identify areas for partnerships and collaborations. the key events at which activities associated with the topic will be proposed, are several recent events and discussions that would highlight the links between water security, sustainable development and international peace. Cairo Water Week 2020 will take place during the period from 18th to 22nd of October 2020 in Cairo – Egypt, and will address the main theme “Water Security in Arid Regions – the Road to Dakar 2021”, through five sub-themes overarching a broad spectrum of the water security. The main theme was chosen as a significant step towards achieving the goals of the strategic cooperation between the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) and the Executive Secretariat of the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar- Senegal. In the framework of this cooperation, MWRI will support the Executive Secretariat as a strategic partner on the issue of water cooperation, one of the focus areas of the Forum. the CWW 2020 will pave the road for that important international high level water event the will be reconvened in Africa after that long time since the first World Water Forum was convened in Morocco in 1997.