On the 17th-18th of February 2016 in Khartoum took place the workshop on: “Advances in Water Resources Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas: A G-WADI approach”. The workshop was organized by the Water Research Center of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Khartoum in collaboration with the Global G-WADI Secretariat, the National Commission for UNESCO, the Regional Center for Water Harvesting, and the International Hydrological Programme of UNESCO under the patronage of the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity of the Republic of Sudan.
G-WADI is a network, which promotes regional and international cooperation in arid and semi-arid areas, and aims to build an effective global community through the integration of selected material tools and methodologies from other networks, different centers, organizations, and individuals to address water resource challenges of arid and semi-arid regions. G-WADI was launched by UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP) in 2004, and currently it is one of the most important programmes of the 8th Phase of IHP (2014-2021) “Water Security: Responses to Local Regional and Global Challenges”, with the network covering Africa, Asia, Europe, the Arab Region, and the Americas.
The event was honored by the Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity, Ambassador Muataz Musa. Researches from 12 countries participated in the discussions. UNESCO’s staff from the Cairo and Khartoum offices also contributed to the event.