Date: 27-28 August 2007

Venue: Muscat, Oman

Co-organizers: RCUWM-Tehran, MRMWR- Oman, UNESCO

Participating Countries/ Organizations: France, Germany, India, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE

Number of Participants: 77

Number of Female Participants: 21 (30%)


  • Water Management Policies, review and assessment in urban areas
  • Challenges toward implementation of sustainable water demand management strategies
  • Cultural, ethics and socio-economic considerations and aspects of water resources management in urban areas
  • Rationalization of water use in municipal, commercial, industrial and tourism sector
  • Contribution of water saving devices, technology transformation and traditional knowledge towards mitigation of stress in arid and semi-arid regions
  • Analysis of the costs and benefits of various institutional arrangement mechanisms (taxes, pricing and valuation) on the use of available water
  • Dissemination of knowledge related to water demand management and water awareness programs
  • Impact of tourism on water resources demand