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Folder Inception meeting - Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management Project, Rabat (Morocco), 9-10 June 2013

Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management Project organizes its kickoff meeting in Rabat (Morocco) next 9-10 June 2013.

Regional Water Knowledge Network (RWKN) on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management

Objectives of the action

Overall objective: Enhance the use of Systemic Approaches to Integrated Water Resources Management throughout the region among local authorities, other decision-makers, researchers, experts, practitioners and other stakeholders

Specific objective: Develop the function of the Regional Water Knowledge Network (RWKN), existing of linked platforms at different geographical levels, bringing together a range of institutions interested in the creation of new knowledge in systemic approaches to water management.

Target groups

Decision-makers, water managers and technicians of water-management institutions, in particular local authorities, and non-state actors that support and/or are involved in dialogue with decision-makers, such as representatives of CSOs, researchers, experts and practitioners

Final beneficiaries

Population at large who benefits from improved access to water resources

Estimated results

1. The Regional Water Knowledge Network has been established

2. Good practices of successful demo projects (applying systemic approaches to water management) are collected and distributed over the Network

3. Knowledge, insights and awareness on systemic approaches to sustainable water resource management has been increased, shared and disseminated

4. Guiding papers on systemic approaches that could be applied to Natural Resources Management have been developed and distributed

5. The capacity of local authorities to use systemic approaches has been strengthened

Name of the applicant:

IUCN – Regional Office for Europe AISBL

Nationality of the applicant and date of establishment:

Belgium, 15 February 2000

Applicant's EuropeAid ID number:


Ongoing contract /Legal Entity File number (if available):


Legal status:

Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif AISBL

Partner 1:


EuropeAid ID number: FR-2007-DOO-2711220841

Nationality and date of establishment: French, 23 July 1998

Legal status: non lucrative European Economic Interest Group (EEIG) 

Partner 2:

Name: Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE)

EuropeAid ID number: EG-2008-FYY-2702952768

Nationality and date of establishment: CairoEgypt 1992.

Legal status: Intergovernmental organization

Partner 3:

Name: Arab Women Organization of Jordan

EuropeAid ID number:  JO – 2007 - DSP – 2711409042

Nationality and date of establishment: Jordan, 1970

Legal status: NGO, registered at Ministry of Social Development under certificate no.: 436

Partner 4:

Name: Palestinian Hydrology Group for Water and Environmental Resources Development (PHG)

EuropeAid ID number: PS-2007-DRU-2711354195

Nationality and date of establishment: Palestinian, 2001

Legal status: Non-Governmental organization

Partner 5:

Name: Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL)

EuropeAid ID number: LB-2009-BHI-2609936126

Nationality and date of establishment: Lebanese, 1986

Legal status: Non-Governmental organization 

Partner 6:

Name: Abdelmalek Essaâdi University (AEU), Tétouan

EuropeAid ID number: MA-2009-EJQ-1109808589

Nationality and date of establishment: Moroccan, October 1989

Legal status: Public University

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