Land and Water Days in the NENA Region 2019

Land and Water Days in the NENA Region 2019.

Cairo. Land and Water Days in the NENA Region 2019
It is five years since the first Near East and North Africa Land and Water Days took place in Amman, Jordan, 15-18 December 2013. At this event, FAO and its partners established the Water Scarcity Initiative along with its Regional Collaborative Strategy and Partnership.

The Near East and North Africa Land and Water Days will review the progress made in addressing water scarcity in the region, foster exchange of knowledge and experience among countries and partners and chart the way forward taking into account the lessons learned.

Date: 31st March -4th April.
Thematic areas:

  1. Pathways to sustainable scarce-water-resources management
  2. Halting land degradation
  3. Land and Water Governance to achieve the SDGs in fragile systems
  4. Impacts of climate change on regional development and prospects for increased resilience
  5. Outlook and prospects: scaling-up investments in water for agriculture

Extract of the programme

  • 31 March. Plenary Session 1: Water Scarcity
  • 2 April: Technical Session Monitoring and assessment of climate change in the NEMA and understanding its impact on the land and water resources, agriculture and ecosystems 
  • 2 April: Technical Session Land Degradation (LS) Monitoring across scales
  • 2 April: Technical Session  Water Scarcity from options to actions what does it takes?: Collective intelligence, information and research


Background:
The aim of Land and Water Days is to increase awareness of the role of sustainable land and water management in improving local livelihoods.

FAO organizes Land and Water Days in coordination with the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme. Land and Water Days are opportunities for exchanging innovative approaches and lessons learned on sustainable land, soil and water management among practitioners, country representatives and other stakeholders and for promoting the uptake of best practices.

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