Water in the Middle East

Welcome to the group

John Harris
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Started by John Harris on
19 Feb 2012 at 11:24
Know-how: Public Health, Policy

One of the Water Network's newest groups will hopefully be one of its most dynamic. There is few regions in the world that more clearly show the range of challenges facing modern water managers than the Middle East. At the same time, the greatest challenges frequently create the most innovative solutions. By examining water issues in the Middle East, we are in touch with some of the cutting-edge thinking and initiatives related to water use and decision making. Let's use this thread to raise general topics and concerns. We can subsequently create additional discussion threads in order to pursue topics in greater depth.

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Stefan Tarkovacs
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2519911/Vast-freshwater-reserves...
Fabian Haas
Hello,

I have just joined the group. I am based in Kenya, and see the Nile Basin mostly as African, not as Middle Eastern. Obviously there is so much overlap. I am working in Kenya, and use biomonitoring protocols,mainly SASS5 to assess the water quality in various places in the country.

best Fabian Haas, Nairobi
John Harris
Africa Water Week starts next week in Cairo:
http://www.africawaterweek.com/index.php
John Harris
Interesting review of relevant research and scholarship related to water and natural resources management around the Middle East:
OMEP Materials:
http://www.usaid.gov/omep/documents/ABS%20I%20-%20Natural%20Resources%20...
John Harris
Water in the Arab World: Management Perspectives and Innovations:
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTMENA/Resources/Water_Arab_World_fu...
John Harris
Interesting articles related to water around the Mediterranean in the most recent issue of Revolve magazine:
http://issuu.com/revolve-magazine/docs/water-mediterranean
John Harris
Excellent summary of regional water laws:
http://ocid.nacse.org/rewab/rewabdocs.php
John Harris
Middle East water at the World Water Forum. Below is one of the many sessions with a link back to water management in the Middle East:
http://www.worldwaterforum6.org/en/program/detail/?tx_amswwf_pi2[uid]=16
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