RKNOW had the opportunity to be showcased at the 7th World Water Forum that took place in Daegu, Korea from April 11-17, 2015. Project partners from the different countries presented the R-KNOW network to show how it can become a worldwide knowledge market place for exchanging knowledge on practical and participatory integrated water management (IWRM) approaches. Case studies from the different countries were also presented on the four main themes that include: water and climate change, water governance, sustainable water technologies and finally food, water and energy. This was an opportunity to expand the R-KNOW network regionally and internationally and benefit from the experiences and knowledge of people worldwide.
SPNL representative in this event was Ms. Tala Moukaddem. she is the Knowledge Node Coordinator for Lebanon in the R-KNOW network.
The “Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management” project is a three year 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. The Network will have a nodal structure. This means that it will make use of already existing national and regional networks and integrate these networks into a well- organized cluster of networks with the specific objective to extract and disseminate the aforementioned systemic approaches. Everyone and every institution that has information to share and/or is looking for such information can become a member of the Network. In this way, the Network will in particular enrich and strengthen the experience gained in specific demonstration projects in selected countries.