SE2.1 – The 2021 EU-UfM Water Investment Policy Forum (EU-UFM)(Closed Event – By Invitation)
Convener (s): European Union (EU)
Co-convener (s): The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)
During this high-level Forum, the discussion shall deal with the Mediterranean water files, including the UfM vision and plan for sustainable development and issues related to sustainable finance in water infrastructure. Furthermore, the Forum will have a sub-regional focus on the Southern Mediterranean region and especially on improving access to investment and challenges around large investment programmes – such as those related to desalination, wastewater treatment, or technical non-revenue water. Also, this event shall discuss possible partnership opportunities made available through the launching of the “European External Investment Plan” (EIP) and the “European Sustainable Fund for Development” (EFSD), and possible cooperation between UfM, the EU, and IFIs. The event will serve as a technical follow-up to the UfM Ministerial Conference on Water. It will aim to enhance cooperation and coordination with the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation and other stakeholders working on water, sanitation, and hygiene in the Euro-Mediterranean region.