Capacity Building for the Arab Water Council (AWC-CEDARE-World Bank), Duration (2007-2009)

Capacity Building for the Arab Water CouncilCapacity Building of the Arab Water Council is to generate changes in national institutions and policies in the Arab Countries of the Middle East and North Africa to enable more efficient water management in the region.  A memorandum of understanding was signed between CEDARE and the World Bank on February 2007 to enhance the AWC organizational capacity to fulfill and sustain its function as the regional water knowledge platform.  Total Budget allocated to the project is $ 300,000.  The activities will be carried out upon signing the contract for duration of 30 months period.

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NBI DSS (Nile Basin Initiative-CEDARE), Duration (2007-2008)

NBI DSSThe development of the Nile Basin DSS shall be based on Identified specific needs to support regional cooperation in the Nile Basin and as such should be demand driven and depend on the types of decisions that are required to be made.  The Nile Basin DSS primarily serve as a regional tool while at the same time it has to be relevant at the national level as well. 

Enhance analytical capacity for basin-wide perspective to support development, management, and protection of Nile Basin water resources in an equitable, optimal, integrated and sustainable manner through identification of user's needs and development of DSS design to meet those needs.

Type of services provided:

  • Conducting detailed assessment of the needs of the potential users of the DSS
  • Documenting the requirements of the system
  • Preparing conceptual design of the DSS
  • Preparing a detailed development plan, including a training procurement plan

Sustainable Water Management Improves Tomorrow’s Cities’ Health (SWITCH-EU-CEDARE), Duration (2006-2011)

SWITCH 3The project was implemented by different combinations of consortium partners, organized in six complementary and interactive research themes. The project includes a number of demonstration activities, to be carried out in several cities. In each of the demonstration cities, a Learning Alliance has been or will be established. The SWITCH approach to Urban Water Management is aimed at solving the challenge of water management in the city of the future. The SWITCH project includes a number of demonstration activities, to be carried out in 10 identified SWITCH Demonstration Cities. These cities are: Accra, Alexandria, Beijing, Belo Horizonte, Birmingham, Chongqing, Hamburg, Lodz, Tel Aviv and Zaragossa. In addition, the Emscher Region of Germany is participating, and a Learning Alliance has been established in Lima, Peru. The Development of an Integrated Urban Water Management Plan for the City of Alexandria was conducted in this project.

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Science, Technology and Decision Support Tools for Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean (NOSTRUM-DSS) (NOSTRUM-EU-CEDARE), Duration (2005-2007)

NOSTRUMThe project aimed to establish a network in the Mediterranean that includes scientific institutions, governments, NGOs, Small and Medium Business Enterprises, and regional and international organizations, to exchange expertise, information, knowledge, latest technologies, lessons learned and success stories in the field of water resources management, with an emphasis on decision support tools in rational policy making in IWRM.

Disseminating Knowledge on the applications and methodologies of IWRM, and promote the development of decision support systems to create rational water resources plans that serve the achievement of development goals in the Mediterranean

Type of services provided:

  • Exchange of expertise on IWRM on the Mediterranean level
  • Assessment of decision support tools for IWRM in Mediterranean countries
  • Close ties between science and policies in the field of IWRM

Water Conflicts and Conflict Management Mechanisms on the Local Level in the Middle East and North Africa Region (World bank-CEDARE), Duration (2005-2007)

Water ConflictsIn light of the scarcity of water resources especially in the Middle East, in many cases, conflicts arise over these resources on the local level among users or on the national level among the different sectors, such as industry, agriculture, drinking water, tourism, etc. Thus, CEDARE, in cooperation with the World Bank prepared a study on the conflicts management mechanisms in some Middle Eastern countries.

Type of services provided:

  • Access and analyze the causes of conflicts on the water resources and the relevant economic and social dimensions.
  • Assess current conflicts resolution mechanisms on the local level and prepare the future views of their development.
  • Analytical comparison between the various mechanisms employed in this study.
  • Disseminating success stories in the field of conflicts resolution.