In recent years there has been growing evidence that the earth’s climate will become warmer in 21st century, which raises the essential question: What impacts will global warming have on the environment and human activities? Warming will cause hydrologic changes that will affect freshwater resources. These are among the most significant potential impacts of climate change.

Based on this rationale, The Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM – Tehran) in close cooperation with The Regional Centre for Training and Water Studies (RCTWS – Cairo), Regional UNESCO Offices (Cairo & Tehran) and The Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD) will be holding the Training Workshop on Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources Management in the Region, in Damascus, Syria, 13-16 Oct. 2008.

The main objective of the workshop is to provide the participants with required information and knowledge related to all climate changes and global warming aspects and its associated impacts on water resources management in the arid and semi arid regions in order to adopt and mitigate these impacts to insure better management for water resources and long-term sustainability.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Theoretical principles of climate change and global warming.
  • Methodologies for investigating climate change at the regional level.
  • Methodologies for investigating the impacts of climate change on water resources management.
  • Case studies.