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Water Footprint Assessments for GCC and Arab Countries

 According to the water footprint network, the “Water footprint is a measure of humanity’s appropriation of fresh water in volumes of water consumed and/or polluted.” The water footprint measures the amount of water used to produce each of the goods and services we use. It can be measured for a single process, such as growing rice, for a product, such as a pair of jeans, for the fuel we put in our car, or for an entire multi-national company. The water footprint can also tell us how much water is being consumed by a particular country – or globally – in a specific river basin or from an aquifer. …  

29 Apr 2015 | Article

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Basrah Marine Science Conference: Appropriate Solutions and Strategic Implementation

 The international trend of marine science nowadays is directed towards the marine environment, focusing on the environmental changes witnessed globally and within the Arabian Gulf in particular. …  

29 Apr 2015 | Article

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IUCN Water and Climate Change Programme Shared Their Knowledge in Water Management and Food Security

 IUCN Water and Climate Change Programme was invited to share their experience in Water Resource Management and Climate Change adaptation and mitigation in the Middle East and North Africa Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Hub Regional Conference on April 7th in Amman. …  

29 Apr 2015 | Article

Increasing urban and agricultural water demands put pressure on groundwater aquifers - Zarqa, Jordan

Blog from the World Water Forum V: Can networking really change anything?

Lara Nassar of IUCN’s Regional Office for West Asia reflects on the power of networking from her experience at the recent 7th World Water Forum. …  

27 Apr 2015 | News story

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IUCN at the Global Soil Week

 During this year’s Global Soil Week that is held between the 19th and 23rd of April in Berlin Germany, IUCN is presenting the findings from economic valuation studies conducted in Jordan, Mali and Sudan at a side event on how to integrate economic arguments into decision making processes organized by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) and the Economics of Land Degradation Initiative (ELD). The studies were produced jointly by the IUCN Global Economics Programme and the IUCN Global Drylands Initiative, funded through ELD. …  

21 Apr 2015 | Article

Fadi Shraideh

New Regional Director Appointed for ROWA

IUCN ROWA would like to announce the new appointment of a Regional Director, Mr Fadi Al-Shraideh.  …  

21 Apr 2015 | Article

Opening of WOCAT LADA Tools Training

WOCAT-LADA Tools: Assessing and Quantifying Land Degradation

As a result of the great collective efforts between the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA), Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in Jordan, The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Nearest, a training on the use of WOCAT-LADA tools and Restoration of degraded lands for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in Jordan was held under the patronage of Dr. Radi El Tarawneh, the General Secretary of MoA, from the 13th to 16th Apr 2015 in Amman. The aim of the training was to introduce WOCAT-LADA tools and methodologies to a different stakeholders from government and non-governmental organizations in Jordan. …  

18 Apr 2015 | Article

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Updating the R-KNOW National Steering Committee in Jordan on R-KNOW Activities

 The National Steering Committee (NSC) of the Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management (R-KNOW) project in Jordan, which is consists of stakeholders from different governmental institutions and NGOs, meets on a regular basis in order to discuss project activities in Jordan. …  

17 Apr 2015 | Article

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Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi to boost environmental information for decision-makers

Over 650 delegates from government, UN bodies, the non-governmental sector, private sector, academia and civil society will gather in Abu Dhabi between 6 and 8 October for the Eye on Earth Summit 2015, to bridge the information gap policy makers face in designing plans for sustainable development. …  

14 Apr 2015 | News story

Training on Water Integrity

Civil Society and Water Integrity

 Promoting water integrity and fighting corruption in the water sector has the potential to create dramatic and lasting improvement for human dignity, health and equitable access to water. Additionally, it helps to create a fertile ground for socio-economic development and investments in water. …  

06 Apr 2015 | Article