The Middle East and North Africa Network of Water Centers of Excellence (MENA NWC) held its First Congress—Optimizing Water Management in a Changing World—in Muccat, Sultanate of Oman.
MENA NWC’s first Congress, co-organized by Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC), has:
- Provided a forum for researchers and scientists from the Network’s member Centers and partnering institutions to share research findings and impacts.
- Provided an opportunity to focus and launch the Network on a new, more entrepreneurial business model, engaging with clients and investors to jointly identify research agendas that are directly relevant to “real world” needs and have the potential for relatively rapid impacts at scale.
- Stimulated the growth of communities of practice as active knowledge sharing groups.
Each of the Network’s five Technical Communities will explore current research and knowledge-sharing initiatives and reassess their action agendas for the next five to 10 years. Young Water Scientists and Water Innovations Fellows will explain their small grant interventions, and the Assembly of Governing Members will convene to approve the members of the Board of Directors and ratify the Network’s Strategic Business Plan. Learn more about the Network here
Due to the participatory nature of the Congress, all sessions will be held in English. No translation services will be available.
After you RSVP, please fill out and submit a registration form at this link