Monday, December 12, 2011

Spotlight on drought management strategies

Abdulaziz al Jahdhami in the Observer (Oman): The First International Conference on Drought Management Strategies in Arid and Semi Arid Regions kicked off yesterday under the auspices of His Highness Sayyid Taimur bin Asaad bin Tareq al Said, Assistant Secretary-General to the International Relations at the Research Council. The conference is organised by the Ministry of Regional Municipality and Water Resources in co-operation with the Regional Centre on Urban Water Management in Iran during December 11 to 14 at the InterContinental Hotel, Muscat.

The first of its kind conference is held with the participation of 69 experts and specialists from 20 countries in addition to a number of international and regional bodies concerned with water issues. Among the participating organisations are the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, ESCWA, the International Hydrological Programme of Unesco and the Research Council as well as some experts of water resources management and development.

The four-day conference is organised to achieve various objectives that serve water development control drought in arid and semi arid areas. The major aim of the conference is to introduce the new scientific and technological concepts and tools to be used in drought management plans in the context of agriculture, urban supply and water management. The event serves as a platform where agriculture and water specialists and experts converge to exchange the latest knowledge and experience in the field of drought management improvement strategies....

A monument of an incense burner in Muscat, Oman, shot by larsz, Wikimedia Commons via Flickr, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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