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Event Regional Water Governance Benchmarking Project Results Workshop in Amman

The USAID-OMED sponsored Regional Water Governance Benchmarking Project will hold a workshop for participants from our 5 pilot countries (Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, and Turkey) on 27-29 June in Amman.

The purpose of the workshop is to present the results of the project's governance assessments and to discuss the implications for MENA region water governance and governance improvement. 40 to 50 people are expected to attend.

To presentthe initial results of the project's governance assessments and discuss theimplications for MENA region water governance

Invited people and organisations:    
Five participantsfrom each of the 5 participating countries (Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Oman,Turkey), approximately 10 project staff, and observers (SIWI, UNDP-AS, USAID, EMWIS,InWent, AWC, AWA, others).

The first daywould be devoted to a general description of water governance and itsdimensions, the project approach to governance assessment, and the results ofour 5 country assessments.  The secondday would focus on the implications of positive and negative aspects of watergovernance for water sector performance and intervention points for creating improvements.

First Workshop on Water Governance Benchmarking 

The International Resources Group (IRG) and partners initiated the Regional Water Governance Benchmarking in the Middle East North Africa Region project (ReWaG) in September 2008.  The project is slated to run for 18 months and is funded by the USAID Office of Middle East Programs (USAID/OMEP) at a level of $1.5 million. Implementing partners working with IRG include the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the Institute for Water and Watersheds at Oregon State University (OSU), Computer Assisted Development Incorporated (CADI), Nile Consultants of Egypt and ECO Consult of Jordan.

The project is targeted on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Countries being considered for primary focus include Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, West Bank/Gaza, Tunisia, and Yemen. In addition, neighboring countries such as Libya, Mauritania, Sudan, and Turkey; and Gulf countries such as Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE could be included as well.

Different country groupings may be formed for different purposes.  For example, the project's water governance document collection could include a fairly wide range of countries, while more intensive legal, policy, and organizational analyses will likely be restricted to a subset of four or five countries. Selection of countries for intensive analysis will take place, in consultation with USAID/OMEP, during the first few months of the project.
While all costs associated directly with the workshop will be covered by the project, your travel and subsistence expenses will need to be covered by yourself.      

Contact information Mark Svendsen, Ph. D., Team Leader, ReWaB / Rana Abu Al Hawa, PO Box 941400 Amman 11194 Jordan (email: ; ; ;
Phone: +1 (541)929-4855 ; Mobile: +1 (541)231-3714 / +962 6 569 9769 ; F: +962 6 569 7264
Event type Seminar
File link
File link copy Workshop overview summary.pdf (PDF, 37 Kb)
Source USAID Regional Water Governance Benchmarking Project (ReWaB)
Geographical coverage Jordan
Address Meridien Hotel in Amman: Queen Nour St, Shmeisani, P.O. Box 950629, Amman 11195 - Jordan
Organizer USAID Regional Water Governance Benchmarking Project (ReWaB) and ECO Consult of Jordan
Target audience Regional
Period [27/06/2010 - 28/06/2010]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH