New AWARENET Working Group on SDG 6.5.1 was launched in April 2019

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AWARENET secretariat invited AWARENET members to participate in a newly launched IWRM working group on SDG6.5.1. More than 40 members have expressed their interest in joining the group.

The working group activities were initiated by an invitation to review a draft baseline regional report on the implementation of SDG6.5.1 prepared in collaboration between ESCWA and UN Environment -DHI Center for Water and Environment.

AWARENET members contributed valuable case studies on IWRM implementation at the national level and provided insight on the analysis and information provided in the report from an Arab region perspective.  The comments and feedback were considered in the finalization of the draft report.

World Water Day 2016: Better water, better jobs

World Water Day 2016 is coming on 22 March 2016!
http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/home/en/

The power of water and jobs

On World Water Day, people everywhere show that they care and that they have the power to make a difference. They get inspired by information and use it to take action and change things. This year many will focus on the power that water and jobs have to transform people’s lives. Nearly all jobs are related to water and those that ensure its safe delivery. But today, millions of people who work in water are often not recognized or even protected by basic labour rights. This needs to change.
http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/about/en/

United Nations World Water Development Report 2016

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2016, titled "Water and Jobs", will be launched during the World Water Day celebrations on March 22nd. The report contains the latest findings, fact and figures.

Promote your event on World Water Day:
http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/events/en/

 

Annual Network Managers Meeting, Cartagena, Colombia, 17-20 Nov 2015

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The Cap-Net UNDP Annual Network Managers Meeting 2015 took place from 17 to 20 November 2015 in Cartagena, Colombia. All of the coordinators and network managers of Cap-Net UNDP as well as invited international partners converged together in this event. As one of Cap-Net UNDP's partner network, AWARENET, represented by it's Network Coordinator, attended this meeting. As the theme for this year's meeting was 'Networking and capacity development: Response to advances in information technology', this meeting focussed on the utilisation of information technology to develop capacity in water resources management as well improving collaboration among networks. Continued

AWARENET Working Group on Climate Change (WG-CC)

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An AWARENET Working Group on Climate Change (WG-CC) has been newly set up to contribute to various activities and exchange on water and climate change in the region. The WG-CC currently comprises of c. 40 AWARENET members. For the period until August 2016 (one year) the WG members elected Prof. Fayez Abdulla, based in Jordan as Chair and Prof. Tarek Abdel-Aziz, based in Egypt as Deputy Chair. For more information please contact AWARENET secretariat.

AWARENET Working Group on Water Footprint Assessments (WG-WFA)

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An AWARENET Working Group on Water Footprint Assessment (WG-WFA) has been set up to contribute to various activities and exchange on water footprint assessments in the region. The WG-WFA currently comprises of c. 15 AWARENET members. For the period until July 2016 (one year) WG members elected Dr. Arwa Hamaideh, based in Jordan as Chair and Eng. Mohamed Mustafa Abbas, based in Sudan as Deputy Chair.

For more information, please contact AWARENET Secretariat.

Water Integrity for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region – 9 to 10 May, 2015, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

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Following a successful first training in January 2015, the second regional training course on 'Water integrity for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region' was held from 9 to 10 May 2015 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The training course took place back to back with the IUCN-ROWA regional conference RKNOW “Water and Nature Conservation - Knowledge Sharing in MENA Region”. More than 20 participants learned about the context and relevance of integrity in the management of water; methods to improve transparency, accountability and participation for better water governance and more sustainable water management. Continued

1st Regional Training Course on Water Footprint Assessments for GCC and Arab Countries – 20 to 22 April 2015, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain.

A 1st regional training course on Water Footprint Assessments for GCC and Arab countries was held at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Bahrain from 20-22 April 2015. The course was jointly organized and supported by AWARENET, the Arab Integrated Water Resources Management Network, a Cap-Net regional network for capacity development in sustainable water management, the Water, Science & Technology Association (WSTA), the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), the Middle East and North Africa Network of Water Centers of Excellence (MENA NWC), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), and Cap-Net UNDP.

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 World Water Day 2015 Celebrations by Cap-Net Partner Networks.

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The World Water Day 2015 was celebrated on the 22 March 2015 with the theme 'Water and Sustainable Development'. As one of World Water Day 2015 celebration partners, Cap-Net UNDP has prepared and provided learning resources, which is the World Water Day Learning Pack. The learning pack consists of tutorials, toolbox, WWD learning materials, quiz, video and reports. The Secretary-General’s message on the World Water Day 2015 can also be downloaded here. In addition to that, Cap-Net partner networks, REDICA, SCaN and AWARENET have organised or participated in  events  in conjunction of World Water Day 2015 Celebrations. Continued

1st First Water Integrity Training Course for MENA Region – 14 to 15 January 2015, Dead Sea, Jordan.

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The First Water Integrity Training Course for MENA (Middle East and North Africa took place from 14 to 15 of January 2015 in Dead Sea, Jordan. A total of thirty participants spanning from Oman to Morocco successfully participated in this training course in conjunction with the 3rd Arab Water Week. The participants learned about methods to improve transparency, accountability and participation in the water sector for more sustainable water management.

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