International Conference: Water Resources and Climate Change in the MENA region Date: 2-4 November 2008 Venue: Muscat, Oman Co-organizers: RCUWM- Tehran, Ministry of Regional Municipalities and water Resources –Oman Participating Countries/ Organizations: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Canada, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, The Netherlands, and USA Number of Participants: 200 Number of Female Participants: 83 (42%) Objectives/Outcomes: To identify the main challenges of water resources management in the Islamic Countries To promote research into improvement of understanding and consolidation of knowledge on the historical, ongoing and expected effects of climate change on [...]
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Technical Workshop: Wastewater Reclamation and Water Reuse Date: 5 May 2008 Venue: Tehran, Iran Co-organizers: RCUWM-Tehran, NWWEC, Environment and Water Research Centre, Sharif University of Technology Participating Countries/ Organizations: Iran Number of Participants: 150 Number of Female Participants: 47 (32%) Objectives/Outcomes: Importance of reusing wastewater in water resources planning Features, characteristics and quality of wastewaters Different methods of urban wastewater treatment Controlling sanitation impacts of using wastewaters Environmental impacts and approaches to decrease risks Quality and quantity monitoring of wastewaters and legal controls Recycling and reusing wastewater (case studies and world experiences)
Workshop: Capacity Development for Water Journalists Date: 26 -28 November 2007 Venue: Tehran, Iran Co-organizers: RCUWM-Tehran, UN-HABITAT, UNW-DPC Participating Countries/ Organizations: Azerbaijan, China, Iran, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Nepal, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan Number of Participants: 40 Number of Female Participants: 23 (58%) Objectives/Outcomes: Water media and networking A resource data base of water experts and related water resources for journalists The role of media in capacity development of the public at large The role of media in water resources management reforms and the promotion of governments in water sector Case studies
Workshop: Water Demand Management in Urban Areas in Light of Tourism Development Date: 27-28 August 2007 Venue: Muscat, Oman Co-organizers: RCUWM-Tehran, MRMWR- Oman, UNESCO Participating Countries/ Organizations: France, Germany, India, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE Number of Participants: 77 Number of Female Participants: 21 (30%) Objectives/Outcomes: Water Management Policies, review and assessment in urban areas Challenges toward implementation of sustainable water demand management strategies Cultural, ethics and socio-economic considerations and aspects of water resources management in urban areas Rationalization of water use in municipal, commercial, industrial and tourism sector Contribution of water saving devices, technology transformation and [...]
Trainers Workshop: Integrated Urban Water Managements Date: 3– 5 May 2007 Venue: Lahore, Pakistan Co-organizers: RCUWM- Tehran, Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources, UNESCO Participating Countries/ Organizations: Afghanistan, France, Iran, Pakistan, Serbia Number of participants: 25 Number of Female Participants: 2 (8%) Objectives/Outcomes: Main challenges of water resources management in the Islamic Countries Promoting research into the development of integrated and sustainable development of water resources in light of expected climatic changes Promoting research into the enhancement of water resources development and management capabilities to confront both climate change and global water scarcity issues Strengthening human resources [...]
Workshop: Groundwater for Emergency Situations Date: 29 September -31 October 2006 Venue: Tehran, Iran Co-organizers: RCUWM- Tehran, UNESCO-IHP, UTCO Participating Countries/ Organizations: Africa, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Iran, Pakistan, South Tajikistan, Turkmenistan Number of Participants: 40 Number of Female Participants: 1 (2%) Objectives/Outcomes: Risk management of groundwater resources in emergency situations (floods, droughts and earthquakes) Methods for investigation of groundwater resources for emergency situations Institutional and technical capacities Mitigation strategies of natural disasters (floods, droughts and earthquakes)
Workshop: Flash Floods in Urban Areas and Risk Management Date: 4 -6 September 2006 Venue: Muscat, Oman Co-organizers: RCUWM-Tehran, UNESCO, MRMWR- Oman, Inter-Islamic Network for Water Resources Development and Management Participating Countries/ Organizations: Bangladesh, Canada, Finland, Germany, India, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, UAE, and Yemen Number of Participants: 63 Number of Female Participants: 3 (4%) Objectives/Outcomes: Flood management and information technology Flood in Wadi and arid and semi-arid areas Flash flood modeling methods and techniques Urban flooding and risk management Socio-economic and human health impacts of flash floods Flash flood forecasting techniques Flood management and [...]
Trainers Workshop: Urban Water Management Date: 11– 14 February 2006 Venue: Tehran, Iran Co-organizers: RCUWM-Tehran, UNESCO, UTCO, UNESCO- IHP, UNESCO- New Delhi Cluster Office, UNESCO- Cairo Cluster Office Participating Countries/ Organizations: England, France, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan Number of participants: 25 Number of Female Participants: - Objectives/Outcomes: To understand and master the principals of IUWM's key linkages to and interactions with: governance, development activities, poverty reduction, sanitation and access to safe water, hygienic living conditions, quantity and quality of freshwater, environmental concerns, resources recycling, and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems To provide the lead trainers with [...]
Trainers Meeting: Integrated Urban Water Resource Management – Project Document for RCUWM Date: 11 – 13 December 2004 Venue: Tehran, Iran Co-organizers: RCUWM-Tehran, UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, UNESCO New Delhi Regional Office Participating Countries/ Organizations: India, Iran, Lebanon, Nepal, Sri Lanka, UNESCO Office in New Delhi, UNESCO Tehran Office and UNESCO Headquarters Number of Participants: 15 Number of Female Participants: 6 (40%) Objectives/Outcomes: -Urge RCUWM-Tehran to approach relevant ministries of various countries and national focal points (National Committees for IHP) in the region to receive more feedback on the needed topics. Feedbacks should be drawn from Delhi Cluster, [...]
Workshop: Promotion of Women's Participation in Water Management Date: 23 -24 February 2004 Venue: Tehran, Iran Co-organizers: RCUWM-Tehran, Ministry of Energy Participating Countries/ Organizations: Germany, Iran, Jordan, The Netherlands, GWA, RCTWS-Cairo, TIWA, UNESCAP, UNESCO Number of Participants: 85 Number of Female Participants: 63 (74%) Objectives/Outcomes: Establishing a conductive environment for women's participation Reiterating the necessity of making more cooperation as operational means aimed at gender mainstreaming Emphasizing on creating more opportunities for women in managerial and decision making sectors. Promoting women's training in different technical fields Establishing women communities within governmental organizations Establishing a unit of gender information [...]