Date: 7-9 May 2003

Venue: Tehran, Iran

Co-organizers: RCUWM-Tehran, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

Participating Countries/Organizations: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, England, Iran, Japan, Pakistan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan

Number of Participants: 42

Number of Female Participants: 8 (19%)


  • Capacity building for promoting water conservation awareness
  • Required job skills for a position to be effective along with the skills and training needs
  • It was finally decided that participant countries should formulate, adopt and implement measures to enhance the national capacities for promotion of public awareness on water conservation and water use efficiency in all sectors.