Under the Patronage of
H.E Sheikh Ahmad Bin Abdallah Bin Mohamed Al Shehhi
Omani Minister of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources
ACWUA’s 5th Best Practices Conference
Utilities Perspective on Water Resources Management in the Arab Region
In cooperation with the Public Authority of Electricity and Water (PAEW) in the Sultanate of Oman
Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa
3-5 June, 2012
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
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Water resources in the Arab region are considered as a development issue. In this respect, Arab countries have responded to scarcity by heavily investing in water related infrastructure. Many have heavily invested in water storage infrastructure and in expanding their irrigation systems.
ACWUA Best Practices conference
Why to attend ACWUA’s 5th Best Practices Conference?
The conference will provide case studies and best practices in water utilities in the Arab region, also aims to share and exchange the local experiences with the international water community and summaries the lessons learned from each case study. Discussion and comments will be targeting and focusing on developing best practices and guiding principles on water resources management.
Who will attend?
ACWUA expect more than 300 participants and delegations to attend the 5th Best Practices Conference in Muscat, Oman. Many will be coming from ACWUA membership comprising of more than 200 individual members, and more than 95 water and wastewater utilities from 18 Arab Countries; Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Conference Themes and Topics
This year focus area will be Utilities Perspective on Water Resources Management in the Arab Region.
The following is a selection of key themes which the Scientific Committee is seeking contributions; papers addressing these issues from the Arab Region and international water community are welcomed and encouraged.
1. Water Resources Management
- National water master planning
- Water allocation and water budgets
- Water information systems and hydroinformatics
- Integrated water resources management (IWRM)
2. Protection of Water Resources
- Water safety plans
- Watershed management and pollution prevention
- Vulnerability of water resources and
- Ground water protection zones
- Monitoring systems and risk management
3. Non-Conventional Water Management
- Desalination & Energy (technologies, types, renewable energy, O&M, best practices and environmental consideration).
- Wastewater treatment and reuse
- Grey water treatment and reuse
- Rainwater harvesting and flood management
4. Adaptation to Climate Change
- Utilities adaptations to climate change
- Impacts of climate change on water resources management
- Identifying financing for adaptation initiatives
- Hydrological modeling and decision support systems
5. Accountability and Transparency (Water Integrity)
- Transparency in water utilities management
- Anti corruption laws and instruments
- Stakeholder dialogue and water governance
6. Capacity Building & Certification
- Capacity Building and Training in Water Resources Management
- Certification for utility operators
- The role of certification in protecting water resources and public health
Invitation to submit a paper
Papers are expected to make an original and substantial contribution to the conference themes and topics. Speakers who are interested in presenting a paper should send an abstract for refereeing. Paper proposals will be selected by the conference scientific committee to cover different areas, methods, approaches and positions.