UNESCO/G-WADI Workshop Report

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Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Theib Oweis and Dr Mahmoud Solh (ICARDA), Dr Abdin Salih (UNSECO) and Prof. Mike Edmunds (G-WADI)
Main International Programmes

Session 1: Historical and Traditional Perspectives

  • Dr. Samsar Yazdi, Director UNESCO ICQHS Yazd
  • Ms. Gita Kavarana (CSE Delhi India)
  • Bridging Traditional RWH Techniques with the Present, Dr Theib Oweis

Session 2: Environmental and Societal Context

  • Dr. Anupma Sharma
  • Dr. Droubi
  • RWH in Semi-arid Island Environments, Ms Cardona
  • Defining Sustainable Yields for Rainwater Harvesting , Prof. Howard Wheater

Session 3: Case Studies and Modern Practice

  • Managed Aquifer Recharge, Mr Ian Gale
  • Artificial Recharge in Maharshta, India, Dr. Sunil Jain
  • Water Quality Issues and Rainwater Harvesting, Prof Mike Edmunds
  • Costs and Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting in Iran, Dr. Sharifi
  • Water Harvesting Techniques in the Arab Region, Dr Zakri
  • Review of the Water Harvesting Techniques in Yemen, Dr. Abdulla Noma
  • Water Harvesting Experiences in the Indian Subcontinent—The Influence of NGOs, Ms. Kavarana and Mr. Sharma
  • Rainwater Harvesting in the Cholistan Desert, Pakistan, Dr. Mohammad Kahlown

Conclusions and Recommendations

  • G-WADI website
  • Conclusions and Achievements


  • Appendix 2: Template for RWH Case studies
  • Appendix 4: 2004 Yazd Declaration on Management of Aquifer Recharge (MAR) and Water Harvesting (WH)