Advances in Water Resources Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas: a G-WADI approach

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, 19 February 2016 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Sudan, Karthoum
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
b.avila@unesco.org

The Global Advisory Group of the Global Network on Water and Development Information for Arid Lands (G-WADI) will meet in Karthoum, Sudan on 19 February, , following a 2-day training workshop entitled “Advances in Water Resources Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas: a G-WADI Approach” (17-18 February 2016). This training is organized by the Water Research Centre of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum in collaboration with the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO, the Regional Centre on Capacity Development and Research on Water Harvesting (RCWH: category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO) and the National Commission for UNESCO.

The G-WADI Advisory meeting and the training activity will be carried out as a contribution to the 8th Phase of IHP “Water Security: Responses to Local Regional and Global Challenges” (IHP – VIII, 2014-2021).

The goal of the G-WADI network is to promote the global capacity for management of water resources in arid and semi-arid areas by building a global network, regional and international cooperation can be enhanced so as to increase knowledge and improve management practices through the sharing of information.

G-WADI is a programme of the IHP – VIII, with a network covering Africa, Asia, Arab, Europe, and the Americas. This activity is coordinated by UNESCO-IHP Secretariat, G-WADI global technical secretariat, hosted by ICIWaRM (UNESCO Category 2 Centre), Sudan centre and with the support of the Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity of the Republic of Sudan.