Indonesia: Morocco’s “particularly notable” participation in the World Water Forum (Mr. Baraka)

Indonesia: Morocco’s “particularly notable” participation in the World Water Forum (Mr. Baraka)
Indonesia: Morocco’s “particularly notable” participation in the World Water Forum (Mr. Baraka)

Friday, May 24, 2024 at 5:32 p.m.

Bali (Indonesia) – The Minister of Equipment and Water, Nizar Baraka, welcomed the “particularly notable” participation of Morocco during the 10th edition of the World Water Forum, which ended Friday in Bali (Indonesia).

Taking stock of this participation, Mr. Baraka mentioned, in a statement to MAP, the award, during the opening ceremony of the Forum, of the Hassan II World Water Grand Prize to the Organization of Nations. United Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which was recognized for its commitment to water and food security.

“The Hassan II World Water Grand Prize is a recognition of the Moroccan model in the field of water which was initiated by the late HM Hassan II and continued and enriched by HM King Mohammed VI,” he said. noted.

The opening ceremony was also marked by the screening of an institutional film which showed the dynamics experienced by Morocco in terms of water resources management, he added.

He recalled the bilateral meetings he held on the occasion of this Forum, which demonstrate the interest shown by several countries in the Moroccan model in terms of water resources management.

The minister had, on the sidelines of the Forum, meetings with representatives of international organizations including the FAO and the Council of African Ministers responsible for Water (AMCOW), as well as with representatives of brotherly and friendly countries (Senegal , Ivory Coast, Mali, Egypt, Spain, China, Hungary and Finland).

One of these meetings was marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of water resources between Morocco and Ivory Coast.

Another meeting with the executive director of the World Network of Water Museums under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), made it possible to launch an important project relating to the creation of A water eco-museum in the Errachidia region, in partnership with the Mohammed VI museum for water civilization, argued Mr. Baraka.

The minister also underlined the importance of the pavilion set up by Morocco, which hosted several meetings on various themes such as water desalination, groundwater management and integrated governance of water resources.

“The Bali Forum was an opportunity to raise Morocco’s voice loud and clear as a model country in terms of water resources management,” he noted.

And to add that as part of its presidency of the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), Morocco has signed a certain number of international agreements linked in particular to twinning between basin organizations.

INBO has been chaired by Morocco since October 2019, following the International Summit on Water Security organized in Marrakech.

Created in 1994, INBO has 192 members from 88 countries. Its action is part of a global vision of improving the management of water resources and ecosystems at the basin scale.

“The Bali forum was an opportunity to engage in a logic of common action in favor of water, within the framework of the water-renewable energy-food security-environment nexus,” noted Mr. Baraka.

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