At a glance

The WATER POrT component (Water Resources Management Good Practices and Knowledge Transfer) provides a platform for building skills and transferring knowledge on integrated water resources management (IWRM) and climate change adaptation. It promotes social and economic development, environmental protection and the use of innovative tools for climate adaptation.

Goals

WATER POrT aims to:
build the capacities of national authorities for IWRM;
create common understanding among water practitioners and stakeholders on regional water issues; and
strengthen skills for dealing with climate change impacts on water resources.

Impacts

The successful transfer of knowledge and skills to actors in the water management arena is expected to bring about institutional and behavioural change in water governance and utilisation patterns.

WATER POrT will provide a structured opportunity to boost development in participating countries, share new methods for improved water management, improve planning at all levels of governance, and address unemployment and poverty. Using state-of-the-art instruments, tools, approaches and insights, it will bridge gaps between programme partners in the MENA region.