Victor Villegas Auditorium and
Conference Centre, Murcia, Spain

November 25-27, 2014

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Starting from 8h30

Side Events - More details
  • 9h00 – 18h30
    Regional Workshop on « Water Demand Management in the Mediterranean »
    Organized by the Agence Française de Développement, Marseille Center for Mediterranean Integration and Plan Bleu.

  • 9h00 – 14h00
    Regional Workshop on « New Technologies on Water in Spain: Modernization of Irrigated Areas »

    Organized by the Junta Central de Usuarios Regantes del Segura, the Institut Méditerranéen de l’Eau and the Consejería de Agricultura y Agua.

  • 16h00 - 20h00
    3rd Dutch Spanish Water Event « Efficient Use of Water in Agriculture »

    Organized by the Reino de los Paises Bajos.

  • 8h30 – 14h30
    MURCIA WATER 2014 : Brokerage Event
    Organized by the Regional Development Agency of the Region of Murcia.


9h00 Official Opening Ceremony
  • Mrs Milagros Couchoud, President of IME
  • Message of the President of the World Water Council
  • Mr. Nacer Tahdoub, Deputy General Secretary of the Environment and Water Division, Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean
  • Message from His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • Mrs. Sandra Liana Ardiles Lopez, Water General Director, Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Her Excellency Mrs. Charafat Afailal, Minister delegated to the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, in charge of Water, Kingdom of Morocco
  • Mr Alberto Garre Lopez, President of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia
10h00 Introductory Speech
by M. Loïc Fauchon, Honorary President of the World Water Council
10h15 Contribution for the 7th World Water Forum: the 2nd Mediterranean Water Forum by Mr. Hachmi Kennou, Executive Director, IME
10h30 Coffee-break
11h00 Panel 1 « New Innovative and adapted technologies in the field of water »
Chair: Angel Cajigas Delgado, Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Moderator: Juan Canovas, IME
Panelists: Mahmoud Hafsi (International Institute of Water and Sanitation, Morocco), Manuel Jodar (College of Civil Engineers), Manuel Sapiano (Ministry of Energy and Health, Malta), Alain Meyssonnier (Water Board of Marseille), Juan Ojeda (TYPSA)
- Debate
12h00 Thematic Working Groups of the Mediterranean Regional Process for the 7th World Water Forum, 2015
1. Effective Water Governance (Anthi Brouma, GWP-Med)
2. Integrated Water Resources Management (Teodoro Estrela, MENBO)
3. Water Sanitation for All (Hachmi Kennou, IME)
4. Adaptation to Climate Change (Khaled Abu-Zeid, CEDARE)
5. Enhancing Education and Capacity Building (Michael Scoullos, MIO-ECSDE / Francisco Cabezas, F-IEA)
13h30 Lunch
15h00 Thematic Working Groups (continuation)
17h00 Coffee-break
17h30 Panel 2 « Nexus Water / Energy / Food Security »
Chair: Mohammed Benblidia, IME
Moderator: Omar Benjelloun, Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Morocco
Panelists: Andres Del Campo, (Euro-Mediterranean Irrigators Community), Abdesslam Ziyad (Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Morocco), Patrick Sambarino (Electricité de France), Jacques Plantey (French Water Partnership, France)
- Debate
19h00 End of works


9h00 Working Group synthesis
10h00 Panel 3 « Mediterranean Water Knowledge Platform »
Chair: Miguel Angel Rodenas Canada, President of the Confederacion Hidrografica del Segura
Moderator: Ramiro Martinez, MENBO
Co-Moderator: Eric Mino, EMWIS
Panelists: Abdelaziz Ameziane (Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Morocco), Anne Bousquet (GWOPA/UN-Habitat), François Guerber (Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean), Anthi Brouma (GWP-Med), Milagros Couchoud (IME)
- Debate
11h30 Coffee-break
12h00 General synthesis and conclusions by Francisco Cabezas, F-IEA
13h00 Closing Ceremony
  • Mrs. Milagros Couchoud, President of IME
  • Mr. Michael Scoullos, President of GWP-Med
  • Mr. Antonio Cerda Cerda, Regional Minister of Agriculture and Water
13h30 Lunch
15h00 3rd Steering Committee of the Mediterranean Regional Process for the 7th World Water Forum

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