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News WaDImena Monthly Drop 19 - February 09

HTML clipboard WaDImena Monthly Drop 19 - February 09: This newsletter published by the WaDImena initiative is a bulletin of information issued on monthly basis and provides information, news and resources related to water demand management in the Middle East and North Africa region.




§      WaDImena, partners and sister organizations prepare for the world's largest water event!

WaDImena is coordinating with donor organizations and other partners to arrange for a heavy presence and strong contributions at the 5th WWF5 which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on 16-22 March 2009. WaDImena is taking part in mainly four activities, those are... Continue...


§      Opening Glass Doors: What regulation can improve openness and transparency? Everyone is invited!

WaDImena, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the Arab Water Council (AWC) would like to invite you to attend a thematic session at the 5th World Water Forum taking place in Istanbul, Turkey on 16-22 March 2009.  Thematic session 4.2.5 brings-in a debate on... Read more


§     WaDImena at the "Water & Land Capacity Development Workshop for Water and Environmental Journalists" - 22-24 January 2009, Egypt

"Analysis of the media discourse on water awareness in MENA region from a demand management perspective"...this was the title of the session presented by Dr. Laamrani at this workshop. The session shared the result of IDRC's one-year review of five regional and global newspapers and website articles around water. Although articles on water are growing, yet most are "confirmative" rather than investigative. Read more...



§     Climate projections provide evidence that freshwater resources can be strongly impacted by climate change: technical paper by IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Technical Paper Climate Change and Water draws together and evaluates the information in IPCC Assessment and Special Reports concerning the impacts of climate change on hydrological processes and regimes, and on freshwater resources availability, quality, use and management. Read the report online...



§     Climate change and politics threaten water wars in Bekaa, Lebanon

NABHA, BEKAA VALLEY, 1 February 2009 (IRIN) - In the shadow of Black Peak Mountain in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, an historic feud over irrigation is being slowly re-ignited, illustrating how increased water scarcity is triggering social conflict in Lebanon. Read the full story...



§     Singapore's achievements in turning water from a scarce resource into a multi-million dollar industry

DgCommunities, Urban Development, 4/02/2009 - As Singapore raced to urbanize in the 1960s and 70s, the result was water shortages, with the added problems of flooding and river pollution. But today, the story is dramatically different... Read the full article...


§     WDM is a valid and needed approach for the Mediterranean region: A point strengthened at the 2nd Beirut Water Week and the debates concerning the Mediterranean Session of the WWF5

BEIRUT, 4-7/02/2009 - An outcome of the Beirut water week is a message presenting a contribution to the Mediterranean input to the WWF5.

This message is a result of debates concerning the Mediterranean Session of the Forum. WDM is expelled in the message as a valid and needed approach where "No regret" solutions should be based on water efficiency measures. More...



§      IDRC/ECOPOLIS Graduate Research and Design Awards

These Awards promote research and design projects that help lighten the environmental problems borne by the urban poor and enhance their financial, human, resource, and social and political assets. Deadline: May 15, 2009 More...




§     Separate streams? Adapting water resources management to climate change, Merylyn Hedger and Jane Cacouris 2008 Full report...

§     AquaCrop: a new model for crop prediction under water deficit conditions, FAO 2008 Access online...

§     Water footprints of nations: Water use by people as a function of their consumption pattern, A. Y. Hoekstra; A. K. Chapagain 2007 Read...








§     SEI, Climate Change and Water Demand Project

§     Water Footprint Network

§     BBC Interactive Map: Urban Growth





§     International Conference on Implementing Environmental Water Allocations - 23-26 February 2009, South Africa Go to website...

§     5th World water Forum - 16-22 March 2009 Go to website

§     World Water Day "Shared Water - Shared Opportunities" - 22 March 2009 Go to website...

§     2nd International Conference Water: Values and Rights - 13-15 April 2009 - Palestine Go to website...

§     International Seminar on Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources Conservation and Management in Developing Countries

11-12 May 2009, Indonesia Go to website



Contact information Doaa Arafa (email:
News type Inbrief
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Source of information WADIMENA Initiative
Geographical coverage MENA
News date 19/02/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH