Management, Protection and Sustainable Use of Groundwater and Soil Resources
PROJECT PHASE IV (August 2008 - July 2011)
"Disseminating a Decision Support System (DSS) for Water Management in the Arab Region"
This project was launched in 1997 within the framework of Arab-German Technical Cooperation. Since April 2004 the project is running in its third phase. The Arab Partner is the:
Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD).
ACSAD is an autonomous body under the auspices of the Arab League, promoting the enhancement and transfer of know-how related to agricultural and socio-economic development. In this context ACSAD plays the role of a technical advisor, training institution and common scientific platform for the member countries of the Arab Region. (>more about ACSAD)
Funding comes from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), which commissioned the
German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)
for implementation from the German side. BGR has been a worldwide partner of German Technical Cooperation for decades and provides advisory services to developing countries in a broad range of geo-related fields. BGR is based in Hannover, Germany. (>more about BGR)
The project office is located at ACSAD headquarters in Damascus, Syria.
|Subject(s)||AGRICULTURE , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INFORMATION - COMPUTER SCIENCES , MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION , METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , WATER QUALITY|
|Budget (in €)||0|
|Programme||ACSAD-BGR cooperation programme|
The project's main objectives
to strengthen ACSAD's role as adviser for national institutions of the Arab region in groundwater- and soil-related issues.
to develop appropriate methodological tools and guidelines
for the management, protection and sustainable use of groundwater and
to disseminate the required technical know-how and raise awareness among specialists, decision makers and communities.
Gain more detailed insight into selected project activities, technical results and tools employed.
Capacity Building & Awareness
Case Studies from the Pilot AreasGroundwater Protection in the Damascus Ghouta - an example for the integration of tools
|Period||[01/08/2008 - 31/07/2011]|