Arab Integrated Water Resources Management Network
AWARENET, the Arab Integrated Water Resources Management Network, seeks to improve awareness among professionals working in water and waterrelated institutions about Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and to strengthen technical, institutional and managerial capacity for the application of IWRM principles in the Arab region. AWARENET is a regional network under the umbrella of Cap-Net, founded in Beirut, Lebanon in 2002. It is currently hosted within ESCWA. Target stakeholders in the region include water ministries, municipalities, universities, training and research institutions, NGOs and others.
AWARENET’s formal structure governing administrative, substantive and financial affairs as well as membership is not yet fully established. A network constitution is currently being developed, and options for governing and hosting the network outside of ESCWA have been discussed. Until now, AWARENET is fully dependent on external sources to support individual activities. There is a pressing need to identify and implement ways of how the network could and should operate, how it can gain more independence and how it can grow and be sustainable. BGR and ESCWA are supporting AWARENET in this process.
|Subject(s)||POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT|
|Geographical coverage||Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Lybia, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen|
|Budget (in €)||n/a|
|Objectives||The long term objective is to improve the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management concepts in the countries of the ESCWA region. The project purpose is to improve awareness of professionals working in the target institutions.|
|Results||In order to increase the awareness a number of sets of activities need to be carried out. These are:
1. Creation of the knowledge network;
2. Improve knowledge exchange;
3. Establish objective research programmes;
4. Improve the quality of the output generated by the network.