The 2019 UN water report figure out that global water demand expected to continue increasing at a rate of 1% until 2050, accounting for an increase of 20 to 30% above the current level of water use, mainly due to rising demand in the industrial and domestic sectors. Over 2 billion people live in countries experiencing high water stress, and about 4 billion people experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year. Stress levels will continue to increase as demand for water grows, which consider an enormous international concern.
Driven from the success of the First Palatine International Water Forum, The Palestinian Water Authority is planning to organize the “Second Palestine International Water Forum”, to be hold mid of July 2020. The objectives of the second forum will be to provide a unique multi-stakeholder platform where the water experts, the policy creators, and decision makers from around the world can work together to find joint solutions capable to significantly assist the region in its efforts to achieve sustainable development goals and draw a road map for water security. It will present an opportunity for local, regional and international water communities to examine and establish new collaborative partnerships in the various water sector issues.