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News Announcement and Call for Papers-The Arab Water Week 5-9 December 2010 Amman, Jordan

Water stress is accelerating due to increasing demand for water from an ever growing Arab population, and climate change is compounding the problem. The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) set a target to reduce by half the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water by 2015. “The Arab Human Development report 2009, presents compelling evidence that the burgeoning water scarcity problem in the Arab region presents a serious threat to Human security.

Under the umbrella of the League of Arab States (LAS) and in partnership with the Arab Ministerial Water Council (AMWC) and the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI), the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) is organizing the first Arab Water Week. The Arab Water Week (AWW) is the first regional meeting in the Arab region which will tackle water management issues through establishing innovative partnerships and platforms of collaborative work on water issue in the region. The importance of this meeting lies in providing a platform for greater coordination among the existing network of key partners active in the water sector in the region.

The Arab Water Week (AWW) does not only provide an opportunity to enhance communication flows, synergies and the sharing of successful experiences, but as well, it will facilitate creating new partnerships that complement and maximize the impact of on-going work in this sector for the benefit all countries in the region.


Call For Papers

Papers are expected to make an original contribution to the conference theme and topics. Speakers who are interested in presenting a paper should send an abstract for refereeing. Paper proposals will be selected by the Arab Water Week scientific committee to cover different areas, methods, approaches and positions.

Abstracts should be maximum 300 words. 
Each entry should incorporate the following information:

Author’s(s’) full name(s), Title – Position – Institution – Address for correspondence – Telephone – Fax – E-mail – Theme of the paper (see conference themes), indicating a first and second choice – Title of the paper – Abstract of the paper.

Abstract submission form including all specifications and guidelines can be downloaded here. Abstracts and later paper submissions should be sent by e-mail to the following address:

The official language of the conference is English (Simultaneous translation to Arabic and French will be available). The papers will be published through ACWUA newsletters and IWA-water 21 official scientific publisher.

The deadline for submitting abstracts: 30 August 2010

The deadline for submitting the presentations and papers: 15 November 2010

To download the AWW call for papers announcement click here

Contact information Eng. Mustafa S. Nasereddin (M.Sc), Director of Programs and Technical Services, Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA): P.O. Box: 962449 Amman-11196 Jordan (email:
Phone: Cell: +962-79-5820-434 ; Office: +962-6-5161-700 ; Fax: +962-6-516-1800
News type CallForPaper
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File link local The Arab Water Week-Call for papers-announcement.5.pdf (PDF, 703 Kb)
Source of information The Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA)
Geographical coverage Jordan,
News date 20/07/2010