Date: 11-14 December 2011

Venue: Muscat, Oman

Co-organizers: RCUWM-Tehran, Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources- Muscat

Participating Countries/ Organizations: Iran, Oman

Number of participants: 130

Number of Female Participants: 17 (13%)


  • To introduce the new scientific and technological concepts and tools to be used in drought management plans in the context of agriculture, urban supply, and water management, highlighting the successful experiences based on preparedness and risk-based management as a critical approach to mitigate the impacts associated with drought in societies with different vulnerabilities;
  • To share and exchange the latest knowledge and experience in the field of drought management mitigation strategies;
  • To introduce scientific and technological innovations including the International Drought Initiative