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Event Arab Water Week 2017

The 4th Arab Water Week (AWW) is a unique international meeting in the Arab region, which tackles water management issues through establishing innovative partnerships and platforms of collaborative work on water issues in the region. The importance of this meeting lies in providing a platform for greater coordination among the existing network of key stakeholders active in the water sector in the region.
The 4th Arab Water Week (AWW) does not only provide an opportunity to enhance communication flows, synergies and the sharing of successful experiences and best practices, but also, facilitates the creation of new partnerships that complement and maximize the impact of on-going work in this sector for the benefit of all countries in the region.

Conference Topics
Under the title “Managing Water Systems within Fragile Environments in the Arab Region”, the Scientific Committee is seeking contributions from the Arab Region and international water community addressing the following conference topics:
1- Water Resources Management Policy and Governance:
1.1 Climate Change impacts on water resources and utilities
1.2 Innovations in unconventional water resources management (water reuse, desalination and wastewater safety plan)
1.3 Integrated Sludge Management
1.4 Transboundary water resources management and shared water aquifers (experiences and cooperation)
1.5 Managing groundwater aquifers toward sustainability (institutional and technical aspects)
1.6 General Water Resources Management (Master planning, water budget and reallocation of resources)
2- Utilities leadership empowerment:
2.1 Utilities towards financial sustainability
2.2 Strategic business planning for managing of utilities
2.3 Private sector involvement managing utilities (preparation, tendering, awarding and monitoring)
2.4 Mitigating Energy Costs and strategies to achieve cost recovery and sustainable financial plans
2.5 Sustainable Human Resources Management (capacity building and certification)
2.6 Research and Development Needs and prospects for water and wastewater utilities in MENA region
3- Political unrest in region:
3.1 Political unrest and impact on water utilities performance
3.2 Impacts of hosting refugees on utilities and service provision
3.3 Impact on human resources (Brain Drain)
4- Effective Utility Management Tools:
4.1 Non-Revenue Water reduction as new water resources
4.2 NRW diagnosis and reduction strategies
4.3 Smart grid solution for water and wastewater networks
4.4 Life-cycle principles and strategic Asset Management
4.5 Application of TSM concept as a tool for human capacity development and quality management
4.6 Energy Efficiency tools for water utilities
5- Water energy and food nexus
6- Advancing SDGs in the Arab region

Contact information Email:
Event type Conference
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Source aww.acwua
Geographical coverage Jordan,
Address Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan
Target audience International
Period [19/03/2017 - 23/03/2017]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ARABIC , ENGLISH