On the occasion of its co-organization and hosting in February of 2020 of the conference “Water in the MENA Region: Preparing for a Changing World”, the University of Bahrain plans to bring to the public of the Kingdom of Bahrain a program of water-themed events, public projects and water-related exhibitions in a program entitled “A Year of Water”. This ongoing series of events, which will be organized both by the University and also in partnership with other collaborators, will serve to broaden the mission and scope of the conference.
This initiative is also fully in line with the objectives of Future Earth MENA Regional Center – that of seeking the involvement to the largest extent possible of stakeholders from multiple sectors. It is hoped that the varied events of the “Year of Water” Program will bring attention to important local and regional water issues and likewise, engage all areas of society of Bahrain in a conversation around a subject that is of such great consequence in the MENA region and globally.
Organized by the University to reach the younger citizens of Bahrain, the first of these affiliated events, “Water and Our Youth”, took place on the 11th of July and marked the inauguration of the University’s water Program. It was hosted at the Sharifa Alawadhi Youth and Children Club, an organization affiliated to the Ministry of Labour & Social Development, which provides cultural, educational, social and recreational services for children.