WES Regional Training focusing on Water Harvesting and Natural Water Retention Measures in the MENA Countries
Oct 24 2021
Water Harvesting (WH) and Natural Water Retention Measures (NWRMs) are efficient tools to minimize flood risk and increase the potential for water storage whether on the surface or in the aquifer. In order to entrench these concepts and their approaches in the MENA countries, the WES Team organised an on-line Regional Training on Water Harvesting, on the 7, 11, 14, 18 and 21 of October 2021.
For a total of 15 hours, 35 participants from Ministries of Water, Irrigation Authorities, River Basin Authorities, Land Management, Geological Survey Agencies, Water Utilities, Municipalities and NGOs of 9 countries, were introduced to “water harvesting including through retention & aquifer recharge with storm water” as part of the regional training on the subject. The training addressed amongst other things, management of irrigation demand through the use of nonconventional water as a mean to mitigate climate change and increased demands for food production.