The High-Level Joint Water-Agriculture Technical Committee (HLJTC), the technical arm of the Joint Water-Agriculture Ministerial Council of the League of Arab States, is organizing its fourth meeting with support from ESCWA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa. The meeting is taking place on the sidelines of the 2022 Cairo Water Week.
The objectives of the fourth HLJTC meeting are:
- Reviewing progress made towards piloting the guidelines on improved allocation of water resources for agriculture with a focus on countries that expressed interest in applying the guidelines
- Providing and discussing proposals to implement the Joint Ministerial Council resolution on the action plan to operationalize the Cairo Declaration
- Reviewing progress on a report on the status, challenges and future of non-conventional water
- Discussing additional water-agriculture cross-cutting issues to be addressed in preparation for the 2023 HLJTC meeting
The meeting brings together senior officials from the ministries of water and agriculture sectors in Arab countries, representatives of international and regional organizations, led by FAO and ESCWA, and relevant experts.