SECOND ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN-INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

“WATER FOR LIFE IN THE MIDDLE EAST”

October 10 - 14, 2004

Antalya, Turkey

SPONSORED BY

IPCRI

ISRAEL /PALESTINE CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND INFORMATION

Together with

THE INTERNATIONAL WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION–IWRA 

Co-sponsored by

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT- USAID

UNESCO

Conference Objectives:

1. To provide an on-going forum for fruitful dialogue, development of mutual understanding and mutual respect between Israeli, Palestinian and other Middle Eastern and international water specialists. The conference aims to present subjects of interest for water scientists, engineers, economists, lawyers, administrators, managers and policy makers. The goal is to provide a basis for improved cooperation between the peoples of the region and the international community in developing, managing and protecting their scarce shared water resources and for the promotion of “Water for Life” for the benefit of all the nations of the region.

2. To provide a follow-up some twelve years after the First Israeli-Palestinian International Academic Conference on Water held in Zurich, Switzerland December 10-13, 1992 for the purposes of evaluating developments relating to water resources in the Middle East since that historic conference.

3. To hear up-to-date scientific and technical papers and reports on recent developments related to the water resources technology and management with particular reference to the Middle East with specific emphasis on Israeli and Palestinian issues.

4. To  hold discussions, dialogs and workshops with the participation of  both academic water specialists and representatives of the water authorities of the countries of the region and international community on specific issues dealing with improving cooperation on water resources development and of meeting the needs of the peoples of the region.

We plan that this conference, to be held in an era when there are renewed hopes for progress in the peace process, to be even more significant than the first conference held in Switzerland some 12 years ago.  For this purpose, special attention will be given to the inclusion of authoritative speakers dealing with the scientific, technical, economic, legal and policy aspect of promoting “Water for Life” among the partners of the shared water resources on the region. The program will host distinguished guests from around the world whose expertise is particularly relevant to the provision of “Water for Life” in the region. 

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Authors interested in submitting papers for oral or poster presentation should submit an abstract of about 300-400 words or no more than one page in length by April 15th  2004. Abstract should be submitted by to the Conference Secretariat (email: [email protected]) in MS Word – Times New Roman 12 points. Please include authors’ names, affiliation and email contact address on the abstract.  

There are two options available to those who wish to submit papers.  Papers for oral presentation of fifteen to twenty minutes with five minutes for discussion in one of the appropriate parallel sessions in the conference program or posters presentations during the special time periods allocated for poster presentations. In both cases the authors must submit an abstract noting which conference topic the paper refers to and specifying whether it is for oral presentation or for a poster. However, the final decision as to whether papers are accepted for oral presentation or posters will be made by the Israeli/Palestinian Conference Program Committee. Authors who have submitted abstracts will be notified at the latest by the end of May 2004 whether their paper has been accepted for oral presentation or as a poster. Palestinian and Israeli first authors of accepted papers will receive basic financial support. Some limited support may be available for others depending on the extent of outside funding.

The main conference topics will include:

A-   Geopolitical, Legal and Cultural issues relating to the Water Resources of the Region:

B-    Management and Development of Water Resources

C-    Water Science, Technology and Quality Assurance appropriate for the Middle East

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Turkey in October 2004.

For further information contact:

Mr. Yaron Amitay

IPCRI Water Conference

yaron@ipcri.org

 

        Professor Hassan Dwiek                       Professor Hillel Shuval
        
Al Quds University                   The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
          Conference Co-Chair                            Conference Co-Chair
        Email: [email protected]                    Email: [email protected]