So far we have supported a range of activities which have helped improve understanding of scarce water resources in semi-arid regions, both through sharing of information from sophisticated state-of-the-art projects with developing countries and in exchange of experience between developing countries. We have created a global information resource, developed regional structures and collaboration, and contributed to capacity building and training through workshop activities. At the same time we have been able to incorporate bottom-up approaches from NGOs and others.
Looking ahead, we propose to continue to develop G-WADI activities and training resources. We will develop further the web-site and access to global data products, tailored to the needs of arid areas. We will use a series of global representative study basins to stimulate and integrate regional activities, attract new research and integrate science outcomes with the needs of society.