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The Arab Water Council holds the second regional Supervision meeting & training workshop for the “Acceleration of Aquifer Storage and Recovery in the MENA Region” project in Nicosia, Cyprus - 23 to 28 January 2019 

The Arab Water Council conducts its First Meeting as the lead of the Working Group on "Adaptation to Climate Change Risks and Land Degradation Neutrality" on January 31 at the

The League of Arab States, Arab Water Council, UNDP, UNEP-FI, UN-HABITAT, UNISDR, and WFP, convened a session at the 2nd SDW, at Conrad Cairo Hotel, on November 20th, to elaborate the new joint programme that

A consultation meeting of the Arab Water Council was held in Cairo Marriott Hotel, Egypt, on the 18th of November 2018. It was held on occasion of the 14th Board of Governors meeting to discuss the triennial work plan of the Council for the next term (2019-2021).

The Arab Water Council announced the launching of an expanded campaign at the Arab regional scale to raise awareness on the issue of water security, training and raising the capacities of young people on how to deal with the negative impacts of climate change on natural resources, especially water in Arab and African countries.

The Council has announced an international award for researchers and innovators in the water and related issues in Arab and Islamic countries.

As part of fostering further cooperation between The Arab Water council (AWC) and the Institute of Water Management (IWMI). A Memorandum of Understanding was recently signed by AWC president, H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Abu Zeid and IWMI Director General, Ms. Claudia Sadoff.

The signing ceremony of the MoU between AWC and IWMI took place on the 14th of October 2018 at AWC premises in Cairo, among the presence of AWC staff and the press.

The Arab Water Council becomes part of the technical team for the preparation of LAS regional report on “Sustainable Development in Conflict-Affected Settings”

The Arab Water Council was honored to attend LAS preliminary meeting and to become part of their technical team for the development of LAS regional report on “Sustainable Development in Conflict-Affected Settings”. The meeting was held at

Under the patronage of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States, the Arab Water Council was honored to participate in the first "End of Hunger" Sub-Committee meeting that was held between the 18-19 September, 2018.

The Arab Water Council has the honor to support “The Big 5 Construct Egypt” set to take place this September on 18-21 at Egypt’s International Exhibition Center and organized by DMG Company – organizer of Egypt Petroleum Show-EGYPS 2017.

The conference program consisted of 6 thematic sessions, in which 38 speakers participated including experts, researchers, investors and professors in water technology, management, water rationalization, desalination and water treatment.

The Arab Water Council has been nominated by the World Bank to represent the Arab-African Countries at the Youth Leadership Program in Belt and Road / Agricultural Cooperation for Africa, among 30 young African leaders from around 20 African countries. The program was jointly launched by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, the Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture, and China Agricultural University on the 27th of August, 2018 in Beijing.

H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, President of the Arab Water Council and former Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt, has been unanimously elected as Egypt’s candidate to represent the Arab countries in the UNESCO International Hydrological Program (IHP) for the next two years. The election took place on the occasion of the 23rd Session of the IHP Intergovernmental Council held in Paris on June 11, 2018.

The Arab Water Council and The Arab Water Council Youth Network had the pleasure to be invited to the closing ceremony of the "Model of League of Arab States" at the French University in Egypt (Université Française d'Egypte)

Highlights on the 2nd Technical Meeting of LAS "SDG-Climate Nexus Facility" which took place at the Arab Water Council’s Premises.

H.E. Dr. Hussein El Atfy, Arab Water Council (AWC) Secretary General at the 8th World Water Forum (WWF) in Brasilia, Brazil Representing AWC in a couple of sessions including

AWC Participating in World Bank S-S Knowledge Exchange Study Tour.
AWC has recently attended several CWPF S-S cooperation events, including the Remote Sensing Technology Training Workshop in Beijing, China (Jan 15 - Feb 5) and

In the framework of the "MENA Aquifer Storage & Recovery" Project, AWC in coordination with the USGS, has organized the 1st Supervision mission that took place on 4th –7th of December, 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Sandy Dunes Field Trip
As part of "MENA Aquifer Storage & Recovery" Project Supervision mission, a field trip to Amsterdam Water Supply, Water Infiltration and Recovery Area was