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%)


  • 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 water resources
  • To promote research into the development of integrated and sustainable development of water resources in light of expected climate change
  • To promote research into the enhancement of water resources development and management capabilities to confront both climate change and global water security issues
  • To strengthen human resources and institutional capacity building and enhance public awareness of water resources issues and challenges

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