Regional Training focusing on Water Harvesting including through retention & aquifer recharge with storm water
Water issues in urban and natural environments such as natural water retention, irrigation, floods, biodiversity, climate change adaptation, are to be addressed during the on-line Regional Training focusing on “Water Harvesting including through retention & aquifer recharge with storm water”.
The purpose of this regional training is to introduce the concept of Water Harvesting (WH) and Natural Water Retention Measures (NWRMs), as alternative and efficient tools to minimize flood risk and increase the potential for water storage whether on the surface or in the groundwater aquifer.
Through the training, participants will be enabled to:
- Get introduced to the overall concept of water harvesting and natural water retention and detention measures (hydrologic, environmental and economic components) and their various approaches.
- Learn about the benefits of WH and the use of NWRMs (e.g. assessment, planning, policy decision).
- Get familiar with the computational procedures needed to plan, design and assess the performance of WH and NWRMs.
- Get introduced to the design of WH and NWRMs as described by the EU through its Working Team for the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) of the WFD.
- Review data needs and requirements for the design and implementation of WH and NWRMs both in urban and natural environments and its links mostly with irrigation and agriculture.
- Explore the real use of WH and NWRMs through countries' case studies (preferably from the MENA region).
- Implement rapid WH and NWRMs exercises and practical problems.
- Discuss real situations in their own countries where WH and NWRMs can be implemented.
The on-line training is to be carried out along different sessions of a total of 15 hours, that are to be held twice weekly between 7 October and 21 October 2021, starting with:
Webinar 1: October 7th 2021| “Water Harvesting including through retention & aquifer recharge with storm water’’