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Transboundary Hydro-Governance and the MENA Region Online Workshop


Despite global 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. Despite 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”. 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).


To equip water professionals with legal knowledge required to appreciate global governance instruments and international legal principles relevant to transboundary waters; and to provide the negotiations understanding required to effectively assess cooperation with colleagues from neighbouring countries, regional counterparts and development in water governance at the international level.

Mr. Ziad KhayatShared Water Cooperation in the Arab Region
Dr Ana Elisa CascãoTransboundary Water Negotiations: From Academic to Real Life Negotiations, 5 Transboundary Water Governance: What can the water politics of the Nile teach us about challenges and solutions? (
Dr Abdulla. DroubiTransboundary cooperation for reducing Climate Change impacts using IWRM principals
Dr. Shaddad AttiliHydro-Diplomacy: Lessons Learned from Asymmetrical Negotiations
Ms. Sara DatturiGlobal Water Governance: Core Principles of International Water Law and International Instruments
Dr. Mara TigninoThe Geneva List of Principles on the Protection of Water Infrastructure (
(Dr. Muna DajaniKnowledge production and dissemination: communication toolbox for transboundary hydro—governance
Mr. Fuad BatehSub-regional Initiatives of Hydro-governance• Case study of the North West Sahara Aquifer System
Prof. Mark ZeitounClosing Remarks


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