The “Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management (R-KNOW)” project is a three year ENPI funded regional project working in five countries (Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco) where its main goal is to promote systemic approaches to integrated water resource management, throughout the region among researchers, experts, practitioners and other stakeholders with an interest in this domain. It also aims to influence policy and decision-making processes as means to enhance good governance in the water sector.
As part of this initiative and partnership, RKNOW was responsible in promoting systemic approaches towards four thematic areas (Climate Change, Sustainable Technologies, Governance and the Water Food Energy Nexus) to disseminate knowledge, lessons learnt and experience during a regional forum that gathered more than 100 experts and practitioners from 15 different countries in the MENA region in Sharm el Shaikh, Egypt from 12-14 May, 2015. SPNL as being a partner in this project took part in this forum through the Country Coordinator, Tala Moukaddem who gave a presentation on good water governance practices in Anjar as a case study.
The aim of the forum was to bring together experiences from the region and identify the challenges and opportunities in the region for the thematic areas. The forum also focused on enhancing further stakeholder engagement, capacity building and knowledge sharing to come up with new initiatives for the region as a future vision.