AFIAL, as Governor in the World Water Council, participated in the meeting of the Arab Committee responsible for the preparation for the 6th World Water Forum, which will be held in Marseille, France, in 2012. The Arab Committee was assigned by the Council of Arab Water Ministers, in the Arab League. The Committee discussed the themes that may concern the Arab Region and decided on the process to follow to assess and confirm an Arab Region within the Forum organization.
Afial was invited to participate in the workshop on regional cooperation for sustainable water management. The workshop was held at Sanliurfa, Turkey on 26-27 September. The participants recommended the establishment of a cooperation council. The workshop was hosted by the Strategic Foresight Group and co-hosted by AK Party of Turkey and the General Directorate of State hydraulic Works (DSI). It was supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) with Political Affairs Division IV (Human Security) of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Swedish Agency for International Development (SIDA). The participants included prominent decision makers, parliamentarians and opinion makers from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.