Dr. Marwan Ghanem from Birzeit University represented the academy at the regional workshop “Integrated Water Resources Management” that was held in Amman, Jordan from the period of 7 -9 March 2007, and organized by the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) of Jordan and the Inter Academy Panel (IAP).
The Workshop was mainly focused on the water sector in general in addition to many international issues pertaining to water. The workshop aimed at bringing water researchers and high level water managers to regionally discuss major water problems and the contributions science can make to overcome these problems. The workshop included topics such as the challenges in water resources management, drainage and water bodies’ management, groundwater management, wastewater reuse and treatment management, the bridging of the gap between water research and management, in addition to innovative applications to address water resources management issue.
The participants from 30 countries presented different major water issues with added focus on the networking, training and future cooperative projects.
Dr. Marwan Ghanem presented a paper entitled “the Hydro Chemical Variability of the Jordan Rift valley N-S Section and its Impacts on the Integrated Water Resources Management in Palestine.