News & Events from OIC Member States

4th Asia – Pacific Water Summit

Venue : Kumamoto-Japan  

The 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit (4th APWS) will be held in Kumamoto City, Japan, in which high-level delegates including heads of states and representatives from international organizations in the Asia-Pacific region will discuss various water-related issues. The date of the conference remains to be determined.

Cooperation Meeting between Palestinian Water Authority and Arab Water Council

Venue : Cairo-Egypt  

A meeting between the Palestinian Water Authority and the Arab Water Council was held in December 2019 in Cairo, Egypt with a view to enhancing cooperation and strengthening the partnership between the two institutions and relevant Arab organizations specialized in the water field.

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania to Expand Water Supply Network

Venue : Nouakchott-Mauritania  

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania has launched a project to rehabilitate and extend the national water distribution network in the country's capital, Nouakchott. This project will help to combat the water shortage that has been affecting the country for a considerable time. The overall cost of implementing this project is estimated at $40 million. 

Saving the Lake Chad

Venue : Abuja-Nigeria  

As part of the initiatives of restoring the Lake Chad, the International Conference on “Lake Chad” was held on 26-28 February 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, with the theme "Saving the Lake Chad to revitalize the Basin’s ecosystem for sustainable livelihood, security and development". The Conference was organized by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), with the support of the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The objective of the Conference was to raise awareness at the international level on the socio-economic and environmental challenges caused by the shrinkage of the Lake Chad, which are resulting into threats and insecurity (UNESCO).

Construction of a Desalination Plant at the Mamelles Site in Dakar, The Republic of Senegal

Venue : Dakar-Senegal  

Drinkable water deficit is expected to surge from 202.017 m3 per day in 2025 to 390.888 m3 per day in 2035 in Dakar, the capital of the Republic of Senegal. Factors like demographic expansion in the capital and the surrounding cities exacerbate the demand for drinkable water. Therefore, it is essential for Dakar to diversify its sources of water supply and thereby prevent future water related crisis.

Round Table Meeting on “Professional Standards in Water Management” in Nur-Sultan, the Republic of Kazakhstan

Venue : Nur-Sultan-Kazakhstan  

The Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan (EC IFAS) held a round table meeting on July 25th, 2019 in Nur-Sultan, the Republic of Kazakhstan to the discuss projects for industry analysis, the sectoral qualifications framework and the list of professional standards in the field of water management. The event was organized by EC IFAS in cooperation with CAREC within the USAID “Smart Waters” project.

Isfara River - The River of Friendship

Venue : Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan  

Within the framework of the CAREC “Smart Waters” project, which is a joint project of USAID and the MSDSP project of the Aga Khan Foundation,  a meeting on “Isfara River - the River of Friendship” was organized by the Tajik and Kyrgyz Small Basin Councils of the Isfara River Basin on 05 November 2019 in Isfara, the Republic of Tajikistan.

ASIAWATER 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Venue : Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia  

The 11th edition of ASIAWATER will take place on 30 November-02 December 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ASIAWATER is the leading water and wastewater event in South East Asia with over 2000 local and international brands from 32 countries participating every year. It provides trade opportunities for players from every sector in the water industry to elevate their business further and strengthen networking among each other.

Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK) 2020

Venue : Uganda  

The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) of the Republic of Uganda in collaboration with Water Resources Institute (WRI) and key partners has so far held the three annual Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK) in March 2018, March 2019 and March 2020, respectively. 

INWRDAM Symposium on “Working Together for a Water-Secure Future”

Venue : Amman, Jordan  

The Inter-Islamic Network on Water Resources Development and Management (INWRDAM) conducted a symposium on the theme of “Working Together for a Water-Secure Future” on 09 February 2020 in Amman, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

5th Arab Water Forum

Venue : Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  

The series of triennial Arab Water Forum (AWF) is considered as the most important water-related event in the Arab region. The 5th edition of AWF will be convened by the Arab Water Council during the period 7–9 December 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The conference will bring together leaders and key decision-makers of the Arab community together with representatives of relevant Ministries, national, regional and international partners. Water-related issues and challenges that face the Arab region will be discussed at the conference.

5th Session of the Islamic Conference of Ministers Responsible for Water (ICMW)

Venue : Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  

5th Session of the Islamic Conference of Ministers Responsible for Water will be held on 05-07 October 2020 in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The biennial Conference will bring together Ministers Responsible for Water alongside representatives of the relevant OIC institutions and international organizations.

9th World Water Forum

Venue : Dakar  

Dakar, the capital of the Republic of Senegal, will host the 9th World Water Forum on 22 - 27 March 2021. The largest international water-related event will take place for the first in sub-Saharan Africa. Participants from all over the world, including political and economic decision-makers, multilateral institutions, academia, civil society and the private sector will come together to identify, promote and implement concrete responses and actions for water and sanitation in an integrated way.

Capacity Building Workshop for Young Researchers in Water Policy Studies from Central Asian Countries and Afghanistan

Venue : Dushanbe-Tajikistan  

The capacity-building workshop for young researchers in water policy studies from Central Asian Countries and Afghanistan was organized on 21- 27 July 2019 in Dushanbe, the Republic of Tajikistan. Twelve young researchers in Water Policy Studies from Central Asian Countries namely; Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated in seven-day scientific writing course focusing on water resources management and governance issues.

Training Course on 'Integrated Water Management'

Venue : Nouakchott-Mauritania  

SESRIC will organize a training course on "Integrated Water Management" for the benefit of the Ministry of Water and Sanitation in Nouakchott, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, within the framework of Centre’s OIC Water Resources Management Capacity Building Programme (Water- CaB). The course will be conducted by a competent expert from the National Office of Electricity and Potable Water of Kingdom of Morocco. The date of the course remains to be determined.

Training Course on ‘Water Monitoring Network and Early Warning System’

Venue : Dushanbe-Tajikistan  

SESRIC will organise a training course on “Water Monitoring Network and Early Warning System” for the benefit of experts from the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan. The course will be conducted through a video conferencing platform by following synchronous learning and instruction approaches. The date of the course remains to be determined.

2nd International Conference on ‘Water, Megacities and Global Change’ (EauMega 2020)

Venue : Paris-France  

The 2nd International Conference on “Water Megacities and Global Change” (EauMega 2020) will be organized by UNESCO's Division of Water Sciences, ARCEAU-IdF, the Greater Paris Sanitation Authority (SIAAP) and the Greater Paris Metropolis on 1-4 December 2020, at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris, France.

International Conference on “Aral Sea Region – Zone of Environmental Innovations and Technologies”

Venue : Nukus-Uzbekistan  

The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan organized the International Conference on “Aral Sea Region – Zone of Environmental Innovations and Technologies” on 24-25 October 2019 in Nukus, Uzbekistan. The conference was attended around 250 participants from 28 countries as well as representatives of international organizations, academia, civil society and the private sector.

The 6th Water Loss Forum & Exhibition

Venue : Istanbul-Turkey  

The Turkish Society for Infrastructure and Trenchless Technology (TSITT) with the support of the General Directorate of Water Management and the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will organize the Sixth Water Loss Forum & Exhibition on 3-4 December 2020 at Istanbul Congress Centre in Istanbul, Turkey.

Training Course on ‘Wastewater Management, Treatment and Technologies’

Venue : Istanbul  

Turkish Water Institute (SUEN) organized a training course on “Wastewater Management, Treatment and Technologies” on 02-06 March 2020 for the benefit of participants from the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Climate Change of Republic of Somalia.