The Forum on cooperating and sharing water resources in the Mediterranean held in Cairo on January 22-24 was a step to ''build one voice with all the protagonists of the Mediterranean to bring to the World Water Forum in Brasilia''.
The event was organized by the Egyptian national research center for water, by the Mediterranean Water Institute and by the Union for the Mediterranean. On the sidelines of the forum an exhibit called ''Water in the Mediterranean'' was organized. Several side-events were organised back to back with the 3rd med forum, in particular one on science cooperation and knowledge sharing towards sustainable development of water resources in the Mediterranean region with UNESCO. It has two key objectives: sharing information on pressing water resources challenges of the Mediterranean Basin and to discussing efficient scientific cooperation mechanisms aiming to empower all countries of the basin to better manage their water resources. The Mediterranean water knowledge platform was presented as a regional case study for knowledge sharing