Jordan: Irrigation Minister Hani Sewilam participates in UN Water Conference

Jordan: The Minister of Water and Irrigation, Dr Hani Sewilam, has recently participated in the closing session of the UN Water Conference, presenting the results of the "Interactive Dialogue on Water and Climate.

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Jordan: Irrigation Minister Hani Sewilam participates in UN Water Conference
Jordan: Irrigation Minister Hani Sewilam participates in UN Water Conference (image credits Facebook)

Jordan: The Minister of Water and Irrigation, Dr Hani Sewilam, has recently participated in the closing session of the UN Water Conference, presenting the results of the “Interactive Dialogue on Water and Climate.

On his part, he stated that the interactive dialogue addresses water-related climate issues, different measures to deal with water challenges and ways to take concrete actions in this field. He added that the recommendations for dealing with the worsening of water scarcity globally as a result of climate change and its consequent negative consequences.

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In addition, the generalization of integrated water management policies and national coordination between different sectors, finding a global water information system to reduce the risk of disasters, and mobilization of funding, especially for the most vulnerable countries affected by the effects of climate change.

On his part, the Minister of Water and Irrigation, Dr Hani Sewilam, participated in the closing session of the United Nations Water Conference, where he and Mrs Yoko Kamikawa, the Special Envoy to the Prime Minister of Japan to the United Nations Conference, presented the results of the “Interactive Dialogue on Water for Climate and Resilience” held under the joint Japanese Egyptian presidency.

The reports stated that he fulfilled his word before the session. The interactive dialogue held the previous day addressed water-related climate issues, different measures to address water challenges and ways to take concrete action in this field, Dr Sewilam pointed out.

Furthermore, Dr Sewilam highlighted the major challenges and actions affirmed during the interactive dialogue to overcome these challenges as a result of global water scarcity worsening as a result of climate change and the consequent negative multidimensional consequences on vital human needs.

The interactive dialogue ended with a number of recommendations to achieve water sustainability and climate adaptabilities, such as Generalizing and connecting Integrated Water Resources Management policies frameworks with other frameworks related to environmental systems and their associated social and economic dimensions.

Tariq Saeed

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