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Integrated Management of Non-Nile Water Conference Recommends availing of Water Resources Experience

2017-11-23

The activities of Integrated Management of Non-Nile Water Conference held in Khartoum in November 21-23 concluded.

Chairperson of Technical Water Board Professor Seif Addin Hamad who represented minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity said that the conference is unique as it focuses on Non-Nile water that been neglected for long. He further commended scientific papers presented by various experts as well as national and international institutions behind the success of the conference. He confirmed Water Resources Ministry commitment to implementation the recommendation of the project.

It is worth mentioning that the Integrated Management of Non-Nile Water Conference continued for three days where number of experts raised scientific papers discussing key issues relevant to water resources. Among the most crucial recommendations raised during the conference are necessity of rationalizing unsustainable use of water resources via adopting integrated management of water resources at regional, national and local levels, exerting more endeavors to achieve United Nations Sustainable Goals, necessity of acceleration application of water resources management sophisticated  techniques in addition to benefiting from the success of integrated management of water resources  experiment implemented by North Darfur state government in partnership with United Nations Environment Programme and Practical Action with fund from the European Union (EU). Other recommendations stressed importance of approving water and environmental sanitation policy draft  which indicates basic directives of water resources integrated management, taking water as economic and social good, developing cooperation with partners and scientific institutions in terms of information exchange, establishing an academic government institution for water resources, supporting communities to manage water resources, empowering women to participate effectively in management, benefiting from the experience of  Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity Ministry, supporting the role played by water resources integrated management network hosted by UNESCO Water Chair Sudan for supporting  joint scientific research and capacity building  in addition to stressing importance of collecting, saving and sharing data to upgrade research facilitating decision making.

The conference was held at the initiative United Nations Environment Programme, UNESCO Water Chair at Omdurman Islamic University in cooperation with Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity Ministry, EU, UNESCO office in Sudan, UNICEF and other international non-government organizations (INGOs).

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