|[Regional Process] Mediterranean Final Report|
The Region’s specificities demonstrate the strong linkages of water, food and energy with due reference to environmental/ecological and climate change considerations, especially as the Mediterranean is considered as one of the main ‘hot spots’ in the world according to the IPCCC. The nexus approach, involving agriculture, energy, industry, tourism, urban development, nature conservation, climate resilience, etc. with due consideration for cross-cutting issues (e.g. gender, equity, poverty, rights, health) entails the prescriptions for improved and holistic water management reforms.
Representatives from a wide range of national and regional stakeholders involved in the water and environment sectors ? national and local authorities, regional organizations, private sector, civil society, institutes, initiatives, donors, consultancies ? took part in this consultative, inclusive and participatory process.
The Mediterranean Preparatory Process for the 7th World Water Forum supported by working groups identified six thematic priorities of the region to prepare its participation to Korea: effective water governance; integrated water resources management (IWRM); sanitation for all; adaptation to climate change; improving education and capacity building; science and technology. Dedicated thematic sessions were held during the World Water Forum along with a concluding session of the overall Process.