Welcome to Water Diplomacy Center (WDC) - JORDAN


Our Brochures

For Any Enquiry

You can send us an  and we will get in touch shortly, or you can call us on number: (+962) 2 7201000.

Transboundary Hydro-Governance and the MENA Region Online Workshop


Despite global and regional calls to accelerate water resource governance, the Middle East water situation continues to deteriorate following from the pressures of growing populations, increasing demand, and exacerbating factors such as the impact climate change which all contribute to make water management more difficult. In the face of the international communities political commitment to achieve a water specific Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6)1 , a 2018 UN synthesis report on SDG6 stated that “the world is not on track”.2 The report identified that to be successful SDG 6 needs to (i) Adapt to country contexts; (ii) Create multi-stakeholder partnerships and strengthen regional integration; and (iii) Implement integrated water resources management (IWRM). In the transboundary context, SDG 6.5 target highlights the need to implement IWRM at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation. Further, SDG 6.5.2 provides an indicator to check progress against the “proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation”


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 ZeitounA New Vision of Water Management in the Yarmouk Basin
Mr. Fuad BatehSub-regional Initiatives of Hydro-governance

-Case study of the North West Sahara Aquifer System
Dr. Muna DajaniKnowledge production and dissemination: communication toolbox for transboundary hydro—governance in the Yarmouk Basin
Dr Chadi AbdallahThe Application of Modern Technology to the Yarmouk Basin​
Prof. SchmeierLegal and institutional mechanisms for water cooperation in transboundary basins – with a particular focus on basin organizations
Dr. Mara TigninoThe Geneva List of Principles on the Protection of Water Infrastructure
Mr. Ziad KhayatShared Water Cooperation in the Arab Region
Ms. Sara DatturiGlobal Water Governance: Core Principles of International Water Law and International Instruments


If you like to join the WDC network, please add your information here to facilitate participation and communication.