Date: 21- 23 February 2006

Venue: Tehran Water and Wastewater Company- Tehran, Iran

Co-organizers: RCUWM- Tehran, UNESCAP, TPWW

Participating Countries/ Organizations: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Germany, Iran, India, Indonesia, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen

Number of Participants: 57

Number of Female Participants: 5 (9%)


Procedures for effective use of water resources

Discussing about innovations in effective use of water resources

  • The following key issues were noted during the Workshop:
  • More efficient use of dwindling water supplies is a crucial strategy for stopping the unsustainable exploitation of water resources and de-linking economic growth from degradation of the aquatic environment,
  • Increased efficiency in using the current water supplies could result in essential water savings, thus enabling the deferral of new expensive projects, to develop additional sources and deliver environmental benefits by reducing water extractions and lowering wastewater discharges,
  • The efficiency of water use is very uneven among the countries in Asia and so there is a need for action to improve water conservation in general, more, specifically by accelerating the development of water efficiency plans as required by the Johannesburg Plan of implementation