Nov 22–24, 2016
Intercontinental Cairo Citystars Hotel 12 Omar Ibn El Khattab St., Heliopolis Cairo, Egypt
The regional project “Sustainable Use of Transboundary Water Resources and Water Security Management” (WATER SUM) addresses water-related challenges and promotes regional cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) through two project components: Water Resources Management Good Practices and Knowledge Transfer (WATER POrT); and Water Security in Local Communities (WaSe).
The WATER POrT project component provides a platform for building skills and transferring knowledge on integrated water resources management (IWRM) and climate change adaptation. It supports social and economic development, environmental protection and the use of innovative tools for climate adaptation.
The Regional Workshop on Data Processing and Exchange will take place in Cairo, Egypt, on November 22-24, 2016. The event is one of the many capacity-building activities being carried out at national and regional level by the WATER SUM team and partners in line with the priorities and needs identified by the countries participating in the project. The workshop will contribute to meeting WATER POrT objectives related to water resources protection (WRP), and to achieving the overall goals of the WATER SUM project. The event has also been planned bearing in mind the cross-cutting key themes of WATER POrT: integrated water resources management (IWRM), dialogue and communication, and adaptation to climate change.
The workshop aims to:
- build capacity on data processing and reporting among practitioners and stakeholders in the MENA region;
- identify common needs and gaps in MENA countries regarding hydrological, meteorological and water quality data processing, reporting and exchange; and
- enhance regional knowledge transfer and the exchange of experience between countries.
The workshop is targeted at an audience of over 50 representatives of competent water authorities (ministries and national agencies), environmental authorities, state water supply and sewerage operators, research institutes, and international organisations and networks. In addition to participants from Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia – the three focal countries in which WATER POrT is active – representatives of other MENA countries have been invited to attend the event and contribute to its outcomes.