Other Publications on Water Resources


Arab Water Council Activity Report 2016/ 2017

Building on the Arab Strategy for Agricultural Development and Food Security (2005-2025) and the Arab Water Security Strategy – Action Plan (AWSS) (2010-2030), and in line with the Arab Water Council (AWC) Work Plan 2016-2018, the Council has identified a number of areas where the expertise and experience of its members can be joined to make a more distinct contribution to overcome the existing threats and challenges in water resources development and management in the Arab region. The Council has been particularly active in contributing to strengthen the means for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals towards achieving water security in the Arab region.

The report can be accessed from the link given below:

http://www.arabwatercouncil.org/images/activity_reports/report.pdf


Bahrain

Electricity & Water Authority’s Statistics 2018, Kingdom of Bahrain

EWA statistics 2018 highlights the authority’s accomplishments in last year and compares them with the past four years utilizing the available data in the domain of Water and Electricity in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

To view the Publication (Arabic and English), please click on the following link: http://www.ewa.bh/en/AboutUs/AnnualReport/statistics2018.pdf


Freshwater Resources in the MENA Region: Risks and Opportunities, by the Middle East Institute

A reliable supply of freshwater is a prerequisite for sustainable socioeconomic development, as well as for sociopolitical stability and human prosperity, especially in semi-arid and arid regions of the world. The Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) freshwater resources are under immense pressures and are facing significant risks to their sustainability due to overexploitation, climate change, and interstate competition over their use that extends beyond the region’s boundaries.

The report can be accessed from the link given below:

https://www.mei.edu/publications/freshwater-resources-mena-region-risks-and-opportunities


Gaza Central Desalination Program: Associated Works Phase 1

Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Report July 25, 2019

http://www.pwa.ps/userfiles/server/%D8%AA%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%B1/Resettlement%20Action%20Plan%20.pdf


Indonesia: Country Water Assessment, by the Asian Development Bank

This publication is based on an Asian Development Bank Technical Assistance (TA) implemented by the National Development Planning Agency in Indonesia. The report aims to disseminate the TA outputs of the water sector assessment and recommendation for Indonesia to water resources practitioners in Indonesia and the region.

The publication can be accessed from the link given below:

https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/institutional-document/183339/ino-water-assessment.pdf


Iran

Impact of Climate Change on Surface Runoff: a case study of the Darabad River, Northeast of Iran

Climate change is one of the major challenges affecting natural ecosystems and various aspects of human life. The effects of global warming on the hydrology and water cycle in nature are very serious, and the quantitative recognition of these effects creates more readiness to deal with its consequences. In the present study, the 2006–2100 period is predicted based on the statistical downscaling model (SDSM). Finally, the effects of climate change on the hydrological conditions in the Darabad watershed are simulated using the soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) model.

To view the study, please click: (English)


Lebanon

Assessment of Groundwater Resources of Lebanon, by Ministry of Energy and Water, Lebanon and UNDP

This study aims at re-assessing the groundwater resources of Lebanon in light of the various studies that have been conducted over the past 45 years, while taking into account the increased exploitation of the groundwater resources.

The report can be accessed from the link given below:
https://www.undp.org/content/dam/lebanon/docs/EnergyandEnvironment/Publications/AssessmentofGroundwaterResourcesofLebanon.pdf


Lebanon

The Ministry of Energy and Water in Lebanon has published a study on Water and Food Security 2018-2040, a sustainable approach for future demands in Lebanon.

The Study is published in the format of short videos, please click (English) (Arabic) (French)


Malaysia

Transforming the Water Sector: National Integrated Water Resources Management Plan Strategies and Road Map

This Report, developed by Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), aims at assisting the government of Malaysia in meeting its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) announced in September 2015. The Report marks the culmination of work of the ASM Water Committee, begun in 2008, following a series of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) - related thematic studies undertaken earlier by designated Task Forces. The outcome of the completed studies formed the central basis to the formulation of the National IWRM Plan which aimed at bringing all water-related stakeholders nationwide onto a common platform and mission, that is, to ensure the sustainable management of the country’s water resources.

The report can be accessed from the link given below: https://www.akademisains.gov.my/national-integrated-water-resources-management-plan-strategies-and-road-map/

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National Integrated Water Resources Management Plan of Malaysia (English)


Qatar

Kahramaa Annual Statistics Report 2018

Qatar General Electricity and Water Cooperation Kahramaa publishes this annual statistical report in compliance with the mandate from the government of Qatar.

The purpose of this report is to provide other Qatari government institutions, investors, the academe and the general public with relevant information and to provide the end-user an understanding and appreciation of the development of electricity, water and district cooling sectors in Qatar.

For English click https://www.km.qa/MediaCenter/Publications/Statistics-Report-2018-English.pdf

For Arabic click https://www.km.qa/MediaCenter/Publications/Statistics-Report-2018-Arabic.pdf

Ground water in the State of Qatar, Water Department - Ministry of Environment Doha - State of Qatar

To view the publication, please click on the following link: http://wstagcc.org/WSTA_10th_Conference/S3A_L6_GW_Qatar_Al-Muraikhi.pdf


Sustainable Development Goal 6: Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation

The Sustainable Development Goal 6: Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation seeks to provide an in-depth review and includes data on the global baseline status of SDG 6, the current situation and trends at global and regional levels, and what more needs to be done to achieve this important goal by 2030.

The publication can be accessed from the link given below: https://www.unwater.org/app/uploads/2018/12/SDG6_SynthesisReport2018_WaterandSanitation_04122018.pdf


The 2020 United Nations World Water Development Report on Water and Climate Change

The report focuses on the challenges, opportunities and potential responses to climate change, in terms of adaptation, mitigation and improved resilience that can be addressed through improving water management.

For more information, please visit: https://en.unesco.org/themes/water-security/wwap/wwdr/2020

https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000372985.locale=en


The United Nations World Water Development Report 2020, Water and Climate Change

The 2020 United Nations World Water Development Report focuses on the challenges, opportunities and potential responses to climate change, in terms of adaptation, mitigation and improved resilience that can be addressed through improving water management.

Combining climate change adaptation and mitigation, through water, is a win-win proposal, improving the provision of water supply and sanitation services and combating both the causes and impacts of climate change, including disaster risk reduction.

The publication can be accessed from the link given below: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000372985.locale=en


Turkey

The Impact of COVID-19 on Water Services

The COVID-19 outbreak has laid a large responsibility on water and sewerage administrations to secure the continuity of water supply. Based on the feedback from Turkey’s water and sewerage administrations, this summary report is published to present and evaluate the challenges faced and measures taken by the administrations during the pandemic.

For more details, please visit: https://suen.gov.tr/Suen/en/catdty.aspx?val=467

Click here to view the report.


Water Governance in the Arab Region, Managing Scarcity and Securing the Future, by the UNDP

UNDP Regional Bureau of the Arab States, with support from the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA), has drawn together experts from a number of Arab countries to produce “Water Governance in the Arab Region: managing scarcity and securing the future”.

The report provides the Arab countries and the international community, donors, and other stakeholders with an extensive understanding of the water situation in the region. In laying out the building blocks of good water governance needed to manage increasing water scarcity, it seeks to strengthen dialogue, raise awareness, and advance progress towards water-related development goals across the region.

The report can be accessed from the link given below:

https://www.undp.org/content/dam/rbas/doc/Energy%20and%20Environment/Arab_Water_Gov_Report/Arab_Water_Gov_Report_Full_Final_Nov_27.pdf


Water in the Arab World - Management Perspectives and Innovations, by the World Bank

“Water in the Arab World”, a publication of the World Bank, offers a comprehensive set of ideas, analysis, and reflections on managing the Middle East’s water resources more efficiently and sustainably. Because water is scarce and has competing uses, the region needs a management strategy that goes beyond finding engineering solutions to include revisiting the water rights regime, regulatory framework and public-private partnerships.

The publication presents countries’ experiences around five elements of water management: supply, distribution, governance, responsibilities and engineering.

The publication can be accessed from the link given below:

http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/rome2007/docs/Water_Arab_World_full.pdf