Climate change has become one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. Among the biggest climate change concerns is the increase in water-related hazards, such as floods, droughts, landslides, waves, and surges. Also, climate change leads to unpredictable water availability, exacerbating water scarcity, contaminating water supplies, and threatening sustainable development. These effects have caused severe disruption and widespread socio-economic impacts, such impacts can also considerably
affect the quantity and quality of water.
Climate change and water management must be integrated in national and regional climate and water policies. The increasing water stress and the increasing gap between available water resources and growing water demand will make it more challenging to allocate water among competing uses in the future, including climate change mitigation and adaptation activities. Improved hydrological data, better institutions and governance, enhanced education and capacity development, risk assessment, and information sharing all require increased investment. Also, there is a need for policies that ensure proper representation, participation, behavior change, and accountability for all stakeholders, including private sector and civil society.
From this perspective, CWW 2022 main theme will be ” Water at the Heart of the Climate Action” from 16th to 19th of October,2022, where water actors and stockholders around the world would have the opportunity to present and discuss key issues, policies, strategies, plans, and measures related to climate-water challenges. The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation will organize the CWW in collaboration with national, regional, and international partners, under the auspices of H.E. Mr. Abdel Fatah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt