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Transboundary Hydro-Governance and SDG


In light of the rapidly expanding global governance on water resources, the Middle East water situation continues to deteriorate from the inherent pressures of growing populations, increasing demands, and exacerbating factors such as the impact climate change make water management more challenging.  In 2015, UN Member States adopted the historic 2030 Agenda, setting universal and transformative goals and targets, and committing to working tirelessly for their full implementation. In this context, one of the initiatives of the international community has been the creation of a water specific goal among the seventeen. The official title “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all” or Sustainable Develop Goal 6. Water and Sanitation is a political commitment of all UN member states to achieve mutually agreed goal of water, but in the most recent 2018 synthesis report the United Nations stated that “the world is not on track”.


To equip senior academics and researchers with (i)the technical knowledge and tools required to be able to better respond to future transboundary water challenges induced by increasing demand for water (overwhelmingly from intensive agriculture) and reduced water availability (due to climate change); (ii) the legal knowledge required to appreciate global instruments and international legal principles relevant to transboundary waters; and (iii) the negotiations skills required to effectively assess discussions with colleagues from neighbouring countries, regional counterparts and development in water governance at the international level.

Dr.Mark Zeitounintroduce transboundary basin exercise, background to new water program and review of water in the regionTransboundary basin riparian exercise, 
Mr. Fuad BatehBackground to customary international law and treaty law, Sub-regional initiatives of hydro-governance
Dr Ana Elisa CascãoTransboundary water cooperation: from negotiations to legal/institutional arrangementsCase-studies from Africa
Dr Chadi AbdallahIntroduction to surface water and groundwater availability, interaction and use (including dams and wells) and expected impact of climate change
Dr Abdulla. DroubiIWRM and operationalizing SDG6, Modern technologies in Integrated Watershed Management
Dr. Raya StephanGlobal water governance: Introducing SDG 6.5 and indicator 6.5.2 with highlights on Arab region


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