5th Mediterranean Water Forum

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As part of the Mediterranean preparatory process for the 10th World Water Forum to be held in Bali, Indonesia, May 18 to 24, 2024, the mobilization of all stakeholders concerned by water issues in the Mediterranean will be achieved through a regional event: the Mediterranean Water Forum.

Under the aegis of the World Water Council and the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean: the Mediterranean Water Forum in its 5th edition will be held at Tunisia from February 05 to 07, 2024 at the invitation of Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries, organisé par la Société Nationale d’Exploitation et de Distribution des Eaux (SONEDE) et l’Institut de Méditerranéen de l’Eau (IME) 

A key stage in the preparatory process for the World Water Forum, the Mediterranean Water Forum is a genuine platform for exchanging and consolidating know-how and experience in the water sector in the Mediterranean, providing innovative solutions and responses to the drought situation that has plagued the Mediterranean region for several years.


  • Bringing together the key players in the Mediterranean water community,
  • Providing innovative solutions to changing water needs,
  • Provide a showcase for the replication of solutions to emerging problems on a global scale,
  • Establish an environment of dialogue conducive to the development of an equitable strategy for the sustainable management of water resources in the Mediterranean.
  • Help make water a political priority at global, regional and national level.

Previous editions

Editions of the Mediterranean Water Forum take place in different cities across the Mediterranean region.

The venue is chosen according to the availability of the necessary infrastructure to host the event, and to ensure good accessibility for participants from different countries. Over the years, the Forum has been held in various Mediterranean cities


The 2011 edition in Marrakech, Morocco, with
for the theme "Water in the Mediterranean: visions
for the future"


The 2014 edition in Murcia, Spain, with the theme "Water and energy in Mediterranean cities".


The 2018 edition in Egypt with the theme "Water management in the Mediterranean: horizon 2030".


The 2021 edition in Malta with the theme "Water management in the Mediterranean region: challenges and opportunities".


The 2024 edition in Tunisia with the theme "Together for shared water sobriety "

Comité national d'organisation

A National Organizing Committee has been set up, made up of representatives from the host country (TUNISIE), of the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean and the Mediterranean Water Institute, initiator and coordinator of the Mediterranean forum.

Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries (MARHP)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries in Tunisia is responsible for to implement, in coordination with other ministries, the State's agricultural and fisheries policy and fisheries, to foster the creation of a favorable climate for their development to ensure the mobilization of all available natural resources, the conservation of production conservation of production elements and their support for general and continuous agricultural development.

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SONEDE (Société Nationale d'Exploitation et de Distribution des Eaux) is the Tunisian public company in charge of drinking water management. Created in 1968, it currently covers the whole of Tunisia.

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Ministry of the Environment

The Tunisian Ministry of the Environment is responsible for the State's environmental policy. Its main missions are to combat all sources of pollution and nuisance, and all forms of environmental degradation. It operates throughout Tunisia.

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National Sanitation Board (ONAS) Its main mission is to manage the sanitation sector sanitation sector: combating sources of water pollution, managing, maintenance, renewal and construction of all works intended for urban sanitation the promotion of the distribution sector and the sale of treated water and sludge from and sludge from wastewater treatment plants.

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Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, de la Migration et des Tunisiens à l' Étranger

Le Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, de la Migration et des Tunisiens à L' Étranger est chargé de mettre en oeuvre la politique étrangère de l'État, élaboré par le Président de la République, et d'assurer la protection et la préservation des intérêts suprêmes de la Tunisie et des Tunisiens résidant à l'étranger.

Ministry of Cultural Affairs

Ministry of Cultural Affairs, is the Tunisian ministry responsible, under the terms of decree decree no. 2005-1707 of June 6, 2005, "to implement national choices in the fields of culture and heritage preservation, as well as drawing up plans and programs to promote promote these fields".

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Canal and Water Supply Company of the North is an industrial and commercial under the supervision of the French Ministry of Agriculture. .its mission is to ensure the operation, management, operation, upkeep and maintenance and maintenance of the canal and conveyance pipes used to transport water from the Sidi Salem Sidi Salem, Ichkeul and Extrême Nord dams to where they are needed.

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The IME is a French association under the law of 1901, created in Rabat, Morocco, in 1982, bringing together members from diverse backgrounds, but with the common denominator of being a player in the Mediterranean water issue. It brings together all the players involved in these issues: local and regional authorities, ministerial bodies, professionals (public and private) and individuals with expertise.

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Union for the Mediterranean (UPM)

The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is a regional initiative launched in 2008, bringing together 42 Mediterranean countries. Its aim is to strengthen cooperation in areas such as economic development, political stability, environmental sustainability and cultural dialogue. By fostering collaboration between the nations of the region, the UfM aims to resolve common challenges and promote peace and prosperity in the Mediterranean. See the UFM website: www.ufmsecretariat.org


The Mediterranean Water Forum brings together water management professionals, scientists, researchers, political decision-makers and local players from various countries. The organizing committee estimates that over 500 people will attend the event. It is a platform open to all stakeholders interested in water management in the Mediterranean region, bringing together a variety of perspectives and solutions for efficient and sustainable water management.

World Water Council (WWC)

The World Water Council is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sustainable and equitable management of water resources worldwide. Founded in 1996, it brings together governments, academic institutions, businesses and civil society organizations to address water-related challenges such as scarcity, quality and access to this vital resource. See the WWC website: www.worldwatercouncil.org


The Mediterranean Water Forum is a unique opportunity to meet professionals from different countries who share their expertise, experiences and ideas to find innovative solutions to water-related challenges. Participants can also establish important business contacts with water management professionals. This event can be an opportunity to discover innovative water management projects, technologies and practices in the Mediterranean region.


The 5th Fediterranean Water Forum Will take place in TUNISIA in Laico Hotel Tunis, Strategically located in the heart of the city center, a few kilometers from the airport and all the capital's tourist and business attractions, a haven of elegance, an architecture that makes the hearts of all visitors beat faster, Laico Hotel - SPA & Conference Centre Tunis, combining business and leisure, is one of the most prestigious luxury hotels in Tunisia. Laico Hotel – SPA & Conference Centre Tunis, combining business and leisure, is one of the most prestigious luxury hotels in Tunisia.

Visit the hotel : www.laicotunis.com