The first working group meeting on the first plan of the center (Groundwater Management) was held on 30 April 2023 at the Iran Water Resources Management Company (WRMC). Four representatives from WRMC including Mr. Hajiani, Mr. Fazeli, Mr. Rahmani, and Mr. Mirarabi along with Mr. Dehghanian (RCUWM representative) attended the meeting.

In this meeting, the working and planning framework, and ideas for developing the long-term plan were discussed and reviewed according to the recommendations and expectations of the RCUWM Governing Board member states.

Two actions were approved to be followed up and accomplished by the members. The next working group meeting will be held in May 2023.

Worth noting that, in the 13th Governing Board Meeting a high-level meeting which was held on 23 February 2023 in Tehran, representatives from Oman, Pakistan, and Qatar declared their willingness to be involved in the Groundwater Management plan.