- RKNOW Knowledge Book:R-KNOW Water Governance Best Practices within the Water, Energy, Food and Climate Change Nexus
- Nanotechnologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment: Call for papers
- The Nature & Water Knowledge Sharing Forum: Final Proceedings
- Regional Capacity on Water Integrity Builds Up
- RKNOW: Providing knowledge & guidance; and how well they can be applied - Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt), 12-14/05/2015
- "Postponed to December 1-2": Regional Knowledge Network on Water (RKNOW) regional conference: Towards effective implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management in Arab region
- 2nd Regional Training Course: Water Integrity for MENA Region - Promoting Integrated Water Resources Management in the Arab Region
- The IUCN-ROWA regional conference RKNOW “Water and Nature Conservation – Knowledge Sharing in MENA Region”
- 2nd MED Solutions Conference: Solutions for Agri-food Sustainability in the Mediterranean. Policies, Technologies and Business Model
- Workshop on Water Mnagement and Knowledge Sharing UNEP-GEMS/Water and Eye on Water Security / R-KNOW: Water Management and Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment in the Arab Region
Current and past approaches of water resources management (WRM) have proven inadequate for the global water challenges. These approaches are mostly sectoral management, where each sector (domestic use, agriculture, industry, environmental protection, etc.) has been managed separately, with limited coordination between sectors. These approach lead to fragmented and uncoordinated development of water resources. Water is by nature a flowing resource, which crosses sector boundaries. Many uses of water have spillover effects on other uses, and water development projects have unintended social and environmental consequences.
Many accumulative experiences have been implemented in the in all around the world, specific examples are existing in Arab region for the best water management .These experiences and knowledge are not well known by others in the world and even in the region. IUCN in cooperation with water partners including ISESCO will launch regional initiative on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management. The initiative aspires to create a Regional Water Knowledge Network (R-KNOW) that will assist in strengthening the application of systematic approaches to water management in 5 countries (Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco and Egypt). The RWKN will be structured in four sub-networks around the following thematic areas on water management :
- Water Governance.
- Water, Food and Energy.
- Sustainable Water Technologies.
- Water and Climate Change.