Date: 13-16 June 2015

Venue: Tehran and Isfahan, Iran

Co-organizers: UNESCO, RCUWM-Tehran, Ministry of Energy, I.R. of Iran, International Drought Initiative (IDI), Global Network on Water and Development Information for Arid Lands (G-WADI)

Participating Countries/Organizations: Afghanistan, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Pakistan, Serbia, Thailand

Number of Participants: 250

Number of Female Participants: 83 (33%)


  • Developing synergies between the two programmes of UNESCO, namely International Drought Initiative (IDI) and UNESCO IHP Programme on Water and Development Information for Arid Lands–A Global Network (G-WADI)
  • Developing activities within the framework of the IHP VIII (2014-2021) ‘Water Security: Responses to Local, Regional and Global Challenges’
  • Presenting advances in groundwater management and new tools and strategy