SIWI:

 

Following the success of the IPCRI sponsored seminar on the Israeli/Palestinian water issues held during the World Water Week in Stockholm in August 2003, IPCRI and the Stockholm International Water Institute SIWI  are now organizing a second whole-day seminar for the World Water Week 2004. The World Water Week takes place from 15-20 August 2004, and the Seminar on August 19th. This year’s emphasis will be on desalination, wastewater disposal in the West Bank and Gaza, the donors’ role in the region, and private financing of public water projects. Certain key research projects will also be presented.

 

      Desalination

      Wastewater Disposal in the West Bank and Gaza

      The Donors’ Role in the Region

      Private Financing of Public Water Projects

      Significant Research Projects in the Region

 

 

World Water Week 2003

 

The Seminar “Shared Water Problems in Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority Areas” brought together 15 experts, officials, academics and representatives from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority Areas. Among the discussed issues were:

 

      The work of the Joint Water Committee

      Water management and pricing

      The long-term impact of desalinization

      The Israeli-Turkish agreement on supply of fresh water

      Water supply problems in Jordan

      Issues related to the future of the Dead Sea

 

 

The Seminar was a success in terms of international media coverage and the participation of over 120 international experts.

 

 

World Water Week 2004

 

The project is still in the planning phase. We expect to take a delegation of about 10 experts from the region to the World Water Week 2004 where they will take part in a whole day seminar on August 19th.

 

Among the topics likely to be dealt with are:

 

      Desalination

 

      Wastewater Disposal in the West Bank and Gaza

 

      The Donors’ Role in the region

 

      Private Financing of Public Water Projects

 

      Innovative research projects in the region

 

 

 

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