While participating in the MDG+ Initiative
WSRC was adopted as a board member in the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association
And accredited by the WHO to participate in the International Water Regulators Forum
Water Sector Regulatory Council represented by CEO Mohammad Said AlHmaidi, have participated in the MDG+ initiative: High Level Meeting on the Water-related Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs), invited by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
The meeting which was held in Jordan on 1st and 2nd of November, discussed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which was adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in 2015, focusing on the 6th goal of the initiative, which is to “Ensure availability and suitable management of water and sanitation for all”. The meeting also included reporting of the findings of the MDG+ Initiative 2016 report and exchange experiences and lessons learnt from the implementation of the initiative. Deliberations were presented by global, regional and international experience on water-related indicators.
During the meeting, the WSRC was adopted as a board member in the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA), and accredited by the World Health Organization to participate in the International Water Regulators forum, as well as accredited to participate in all activities of the Arab Water Council. Accordingly, the council will take part in the preparations for the Arab Water Week which will be held in Jordan next March.
Hmaidi said that those regional and international achievements are a new credit for the council, which is working continuously on the ground with a high level of efficiency to advance regulating water sector in Palestine, and to be a regional model. Adding: “those milestones are achieved, because the council demonstrated effectual technical steps and showed transparent work and accurate results. We will keep the hard work to lift the name of Palestine as a distinguished model in regulating water sector through a positive partnership with all counterparts.”