Speakers 2021

Almotaz Abadi

Water Managing Director, Union for the Mediterranean-UfM

Mr Almotaz Abadi is currently managing director at the UFM Secretariat, Responsible for the Water Policies and Development, closely working with the Water and Environment Division at the UfM Secretariat. Mr Abadi Was Appointed to this position based on the Understanding between the UFMS and the GoP. Academically speaking, he has a Master degree in water resources management and another one in Governance and public sector services. Mr Abadi was Acting deputy secretary General for the water and environment division from Sept 2015 until Sept 2016. Previously, Mr Abadi has been the Aid Coordination and management Unit director at Palestinian Water Authority and adviser to the Minster. During the last five years, Mr Abadi had led the process to revitalize the Water political process in eth Mediterranean Region, leading to the Water Ministerial Declaration in 2017 and the associated water agenda and its Financial Strategy. Before that, he was very active in the water sector in the country and also in the region through his engagement with the regional dialogue, the bilateral and trilateral relations aiming to enhance the regional cooperation and to enhance the way we govern our water resource, and foster cooperations on water and renewable energy issues. Mr Abadi was one of the main drives for the water sector reform and the governance and private sector initiative for the Mediterranean, including launching the first Mediterranean Water investment forum in Rome in Dec 2019.