Mar 28–30, 2017
Regional Environmental Center (REC)
Government of Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
The "Regional Workshop on Water Resources and Demand Management in a Changing Climate" will take place on March 28-30, 2017, in Djerba, Tunisia. The event is organised within the framework of the regional project "Sustainable Use of Transboundary Water Resources and Water Security Management" (WATER SUM), which is financially supported by the government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
The regional workshop will combine sessions dedicated to integrated water resources management (IWRM) and adaptation to climate change, which are two of the themes underpinning the WATER SUM project's WATER POrT component.
The main objectives of the workshop are:
- to share good practices of WDM among policy makers, water authorities, other experts and stakeholders within the MENA region;
- to promote discussions on successful and replicable practices and experiences, and on what are the prerequisites for implementing successful WDM and adaptation measures;
- to gather feedback from participants on their expectations concerning WATER POrT project component outcomes related to actions on water demand management and adaptation to climate change issues; and
- to identify future needs for expertise and capacity building among practitioners responsible for water resources management at national and reigonal levels.
The target groups include: practitioners responsibile for water planning and management within the MENA region, including staff from ministries, water authiorities, water supply and sanitation companies, agricultural devleopment offices and research organistaions.