Union for the Mediterranean third brainstorming meeting : Analysing the impacts of COVID-19 on the provision of drinking water and sanitation

May 25, 2020
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Together with the Mediterranean Water Institute (IME), the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) held the third virtual working session on the effects of COVID-19 on water and sanitation.

UfM Deputy Secretary General, Isidro González, invited the participants to exchange their expertise and draw an emergency action plan to fight against the virus without forgetting the nexus between water and public health. He also called upon participants to contribute to the UfM Water Expert Group Consultation, to be held online on 9-10 June, and focused on the implementation of the UfM Water Policy Framework for Actions 2030.

Participants from France, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey agreed that it is essential to invest not only in infrastructures but also in the well-being of citizens, as well as improving the resources, with guaranteed water supply, quality and sanitation. Expert Enrique Cifres, emphasized the need to take into account the environmental point of view as we are also facing the impacts of climate change, especially in the less developed countries.


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UfM response on COVID-19
The UfM Ministerial Declaration on Water (2017)

The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

Countries covered:

  • Morocco
  • Tunisia