Buoyed by the positive spirit and outcome of the first Roundtable on Water in May 2016, the IPUís Committee on Middle East Questions is holding the second in a series of Roundtables that bring together parliamentarians from the region to find concrete ways to transform elements that have the potential to generate conflict, such as water, food and energy, into factors of cooperation and co-existence through the neutral lens of science and technology.
By focusing on the role that parliaments can play in implementing Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all and technological solutions for new, renewed and re-usable water, the IPU is supporting the promotion of projects of peace in the Middle East in the region through parliamentary diplomacy.
The second Roundtable on Water in Geneva will once again represent a meeting of minds between the scientific and parliamentary communities to develop water cooperation projects. The aim is to keep alive the momentum of turning words into actions through feasible water projects in the region and by "making the water pie bigger".
The Roundtable is open to invited parliaments from the region, as well as members of the Committee on Middle East Questions.