International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network


15 Sep 2017

Logistics Note


Day 1: Tuesday 11 December Introductions and MAR lectures

Session 1


Welcome statement – Holger Treidel (UNESCO-IHP)

Welcome statement – H.E. Basem Telfah (Ministry of Water and Irrigation of Jordan) [Presentation]

Welcome statements - Kamel Shideed and Aden Aw-Hassan ( ICARDA)

Workshop objectives, agenda and presentation of GEF IW LEARN Project – Lucilla Minelli (UNESCO-IHP) [Presentation]

- Round of self-introductions

Rapporteur: Roberto Telleria (ICARDA)

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break

Session 2


General introduction on the impacts of both, climate change and human activities on groundwater resources in the MENA region.

Lecturer: Holger Treidel (UNESCO-IHP) [Presentation]

MAR techniques and examples successfully applied in light of climate change adaptation: Case study in Morocco

Lecturer: Lhoussaine Bouchaou (Ibn Zohr University of Agadir) [Presentation]

Session 3

11:30 – 13:00

MAR as linking pin between land and water management: Types of MAR, history of development, practical examples worldwide, link between land and water management and reuse of water, consequences for water governance issues

Lecturer: Ebel Smidt (IGRAC- Delft University of Technology-SG Services) [Presentation]

Q&A with participants

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break

Session 4

14:30 – 16:00

BGR-MWI Study on MAR

Lecturer: Tobias El-Fahem (BGR)

MAR in the MENARID countries: actual situation and potential. View from the Jordanian Valley Authority

Lecturer: Elias Salameh (University of Jordan)

Q&A with participants

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

Session 5

16:30 – 18:00

Practical design workshop: Material will be provided for a number of case situations and the participants can discuss a design for each case in groups of 3-4 persons. For each case a group will present its design and the others comment. Lecturers: Ebel Smidt (IGRAC) and Elias Salameh (University of Jordan)
Day 2: Wednesday 12 December FIELD TRIP to MAR site: Wala dam in Madaba Governarate Guiding Experts: Elias Salameh and Ali Sawarieh
Day 3: Thursday 13 December Presentations of MENARID PMs, Partners and MENARID Platform

Session 6


Presentations from MENARID PMs

Each presentation will be followed by discussions and comments from MAR experts

- Houshang Jazi, Iran (tbc)

- Mamoon AL Adaileh and Khaled HABASHNEH, Jordan [Presentation p. 1] [Presentation p. 2] [Presentation p. 3] [Presentation p. 4]

- El hassane REJMIL, Morocco

- Hichem Lakhdhar, Tunisia [Presentation]

- Awatef LARBI MESSAI, Tunisia

- Abderrahim BOUTALEB, Morocco [Presentation]

Facilitator: Lhoussaine Bouchaou

Rapporteurs: Holger Treidel/Lucilla Minelli

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Session 7


Presentations from MENARID PMs (cont.) and Partners

Each presentation will be followed by discussions and comments from MAR experts

- Djamel Latrech, OSS/Regional

- Bilquis Anwer A. Sattar , Yemen

- Hedi Hamrouni / Lamia Jemeli, Tunisia [Presentation p. 1] [Presentation p. 2]

- Mohammad Momani: Nuclear Techniques Application for Determination Artificial Recharge efficiency in Jordan

- Aden Aw-Hassan and Roberto Telleria - The Limits of Groundwater Mining in Dry Areas [Presentation]

Facilitator: Lhoussaine Bouchaou

Rapporteurs: Holger Treidel/Lucilla Minelli

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

Session 8

14:00 – 15:00

Wrap-up / conclusions of thematic discussions [Presentation]
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break

Session 9

15:30 – 17:30

Presentation of MENARID platform by ICARDA [Presentation]

Presenters: Michael Devlin (ICARDA) and Colin Webster (ICARDA)

Rapporteur: (tbd)

Day 4: Friday 14 December MENARID Planning meeting for 2013

Session 10


MENARID Planning meeting – topics to be included

- Review and adoption of minutes

- Review of MENARID workshop in Rabat

- Partners Brainstorming Session

- Impact Assessment Strategy

- Introducing new project manager

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Session 11


Activities planned by country/project

Mr Houshang Jazi (tbc) (Iran)

Mr. El hassane REJMIL (Morocco)

Mr Abderrahim BOUTALEB (Morocco)

Mr Hichem Lakhdhar (Tunisia)

Mr Djamel Latrech (Tunisia)

Ms Awatef LARBI MESSAI (Tunisia)

Mr Hedi Hamrouni (Tunisia)

Ms Lamia Jemeli (Tunisia)

Mr Bilquis Anwer A. Sattar (Yemen)

Mr Mamoon AL Adaileh (Jordan)

Mr Khaled HABASHNEH (Jordan)

Collaborating Institutions:

Lucilla Minelli

Holger Treidel

Aden Aw-Hassan

Michael Devlin

Colin Webster

Roberto Telleria

Thematic Break-out Group Discussions.

Rapporteur: Hugo Remaury (ICARDA)

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break

Session 11 (cont.)

14:30 – 17:00

Activities planned by country/project (cont).

Closing remarks

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