Change of AWARENET Network Coordinator

AWARENET would like to thank Dr. Ralf Klingbeil for his extraordinary work as AWARENET Network Coordinator since 2014. Dr. Klingbeil has been instrumental in keeping AWARENET members engaged, updating the Network on new developments in the field and motivating members to undertake innovative and collaborative research. His services as AWARENET Network Coordinator ended on 31 March 2016 due to changes in for form of Regional Advisor services within ESCWA.
Ms. Johanna von Toggenburg has taken on the role of AWARENET Network Coordinator hosted by UN ESCWA since May 2016. She joined the Sustainable Development Policies Division at UN ESCWA in March 2015 as Associate Expert, as part of a professional program supported by the German Government. She has a well-rounded experience in water management as well as in communication and advocacy. In the past six years, she managed projects for the European Union on IWRM and stakeholder engagement and coordinated a platform of NGOs on water and sanitation in the Middle East.


Message from Johanna von Toggenburg, AWARENET Network Coordinator:

Dear AWARENET members,

I am enthusiastic to continue Ralf's work by facilitating your engagement and supporting your network-related activities, exchange and capacity development on Integrated Water Resource Management in the Arab Region. Your active engagement as a member of the Network is crucial for the success of AWARENET. I encourage you to continue providing input as well as making use of it for your benefit as well as for the benefit of your institutions and the Arab Region as a whole. The thematic Working Groups (Water Governance, Climate Change and Water Footprint Assessment) also allow you to directly interact between members with interests in these areas.
Since April 2015 the Network Coordination has the valuable reinforcement of Tala Moukaddem, who provides Network support services to AWARENET in the form of the AWARENET Secretariat (kindly hosted in Beirut by SPNL). We will work closely together to support you.
Please feel free to reach us under the contact details provided below – we look forward to meeting you.


Johanna von Toggenburg
AWARENET Network Coordinator
c/o UN ESCWA, P.O. Box 11-8575,
Riad El-Solh 1107-2812
Beirut, Lebanon
T. +961 1 978589
Tala Moukaddem
AWARENET Secretariat
c/o SPNL- Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon
Hamra, Awad Bldg - 6th Floor - Abdel Aziz Street
P.O.Box: 113-5286
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: +961 1 343740