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Expert Meeting on Water Harvesting in Sudan

12 February 2018


©UNESCO: Expert Meeting on Water Harvesting in Khartoum, Sudan, 04/02/2018: Participants


On the 4-5 February 2018, the UNESCO Khartoum Office, Regional Center for Water Harvesting and Dams Implementation Unit of the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) conducted an Expert Meeting “Towards sustainable operation, maintenance, and management systems of water harvesting facilities in Sudan” in Police Club, Khartoum. More than 60 water professionals from different states of Sudan discussed different issues of Water Harvesting. The meeting was honored by H.E. Mr. Muataz Musa, the Minister of Water Resources, H.E. Eng. Khidir Gism Elseed, the State Minister and Director of Dams Implementation Unit in MoWR, H.E. Utila Uras, the Representative of UN Environment in Sudan. Different other senior professionals from the MoWR, States’ Water Authorities / Ministries, UN Environment, UNICEF, and Private Sector attended the event.


The technical sessions were about:

  • Laws and legislations for Water Harvesting and other water issues

  • Water tariff and Water Economy

  • Institutional setup and administrative hierarchy of water facilities

  • Best practices of water facilities management (community participation)

  • Group work for modelling scenarios for Water Harvesting and selecting optimal scenario


The results of group work were presented and discussed at the closing session. Then, H.E. Eng. Khidir Gasm Elseed, the State Minister and Director of Dams Implementation Unit in MoWR, in his final speech promised more development projects for Sudanese states and MoWR’s support in coordination with state’s governments to enable sustainable running and maintaining the Sudanese water harvesting facilities.