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News RKNOW Knowledge Book:R-KNOW Water Governance Best Practices within the Water, Energy, Food and Climate Change Nexus

The Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Sustainable Water Resources Management (R-KNOW) forms part of IUCN ROWA’s Regional Programme on Water Resources and Climate Change and is implemented in close cooperation with a number of key partners in the MENA Water Sector, such as CEDARE in Egypt, PHG in Palestine, SPNL in Lebanon, AWO in Jordan, UAE in Morocco, and EMWIS in France. R-KNOW has been started as a project funded by the European Union (EU) (2013-2015) to assist in strengthening the application of systematic approaches to sustainable water resources management in five countries (Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco and Egypt) and to share all relevant knowledge on these issues.Over time R-KNOW has slightly shifted focus to better emphasize the needs for local water governance and participatory approaches to water resource management, while embedding such approaches more recently within the broader arenas of Ecosystem-based Management and a Water, Energy, Food and Climate Change Adaptation Nexus. The partners in R-KNOW have the firm commitment to pursue their collaboration and notably through activities that contribute to a strong R-KNOW ( that actively contributes to meeting Sustainable Development Goals as have been defined in 2015.

The core of this knowledge is the information collected on practical implementation of such systemic approaches in relevant pilot projects in different contexts. As lessons learnt were not sufficiently shared among those intending to apply systemic approaches, it was deemed necessary to make an inventory of and synthesise the information about the experiences alreadymade for others to refer and learn from.

As part of R-KNOW’s Knowledge Strategy for creating and sharing knowledge, knowledge products will be developed for its different Sustainable Water Resources Management (SWRM) Themes. This document is the first in a series of R-KNOW knowledge products, bringing together work done in the domain of sustainable water resources management through integrated and participatory development approaches.

This document will share with a broad audience of practitioners and policy makers, notably in the West Asia and Mediterranean regions, what integrated approaches are necessary to make water resources management and climate change resilience actions a success. It will describe the underlying conceptual framework of these different approaches that underpin successful actions in the four Thematic Areas distinguished within the R-KNOW:

(i) Local Water Governance,(ii) Climate Change and Water,(iii) Water, Food and Energy Nexus, and(iv) Innovative & Sustainable Water Technologies.

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News type Inbrief
File link
File link local RKNOW-KB-Final.pdf (PDF, 2427 Kb)
Source of information Rknow
Geographical coverage West Asia and Mediterranean regions,
News date 12/09/2016
Working language(s) ENGLISH