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L’Aquila, Italy 10-13 February 2009

Integrated Water Resources Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions

Intensive course

Integrated Water Resources Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions A 4-day intensive course

February 10-13, 2009, L’Aquila, Italy

Purpose
The general purpose of the intensive course is to provide the experts from all around the world with advanced tools and ideas for a deeper insight into sustainable integrated water resources management in arid and semi-arid regions, environmental, economical and public considerations towards making the best decisions.
It will allow the participants to have a broad view of management aspects to tackle problems related to water and related issues in water scarce regions towards evaluation and adaptation of optimal long range solutions.
It will allow the participants to widen their understanding and know-how to deal with the challenges of water shortage. The course is based on extended experience gained by the instructors in one of the most water scarce region around the world.

Topics

The topic of the course will include identifying, characterization, development and utilization of the various water sources, technical and managerial aspects (qualities, quantities, location, treatment), environmental and engineering issues (contaminations, control, risks).
These are strongly linked managing natural waters and their role in the national water potential. Topics include introduction to general worldwide water status and climate changes. The extra waters role in the national water sector and the linkage with the end users characteristics will be discussed. Other topics will refer to irrigation, resources contamination and rehabilitation, economic aspects of water distribution and storage. Extra emphasize will be focused on trans-boundary waters and regional agreements.

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