On Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00pm, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad will join Minister Shaddad Attili of the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) to participate in a panel discussion regarding the importance of the water issue following the screening of the film Our Water – Their Water at the Red Crescent in Ramallah.
Our Water – Their Water is a 50 minute film that was produced by Imageo, a French film company, in conjunction with the Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD). This film screening will follow the official World Water Day Ceremony events, also taking place at the Red Crescent earlier in the day. Admission is free and open to the public.
The World Water Day Ceremony is a symposium on all matters related to Palestinian water sector issues, which will take place at the Red Crescent in Ramallah from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Invited to the ceremony will be water sector experts, the NGO community, embassy officials, Ministers and other PNA government officials, governorate officials, mayors, the donor community, local dancers, artists and school children. A series of booths will be set up just outside of the ceremony in order to raise awareness of various water issues and the activities of PWA partner organizations, as well as an art exhibit highlighting the importance of clean water availability. There will also be a series of special focus discussions involving various experts in the Palestinian water sector during the afternoon. For more details about World Water Day, please contact Majeda at firstname.lastname@example.org or Abeer at email@example.com.
WORLD WATER DAY AGENDA – MARCH 22 @ RED CRESCENT
10:00 to 1:00pm – Official Ceremony
2:30 to 4:00pm - Panel discussions on the PWA Reform Project featuring officials from the West Bank Water Department, Project Management Unit of the PWA, the UN-Habitat and local Palestinian government officials
7:00 to 9:00pm - Screening of the film Our Water – Their Water, followed by panel discussion
There are additional activities being planned for World Water Day such as an art competition among local university students, an essay competition from Palestinian school children, a mural painting and several “Town Hall” style meetings about local water issues throughout the month of March.
We look forward to your participation and hope to have you join us for the World Water Day Ceremony on March 22nd, as well as for the film at 7:00pm.
Palestinian Water Authority