The EU funded WES project is organising an online Regional Training on Water Demand Management (WDM) to build the capacity of the WES Partner Countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia) on WDM, as a mean to influence water demand and usage of water and meet economic efficiency, social development, environmental protection, sustainability of water supply and services.
The training focuses on the water demand management targeting the non-agricultural consumers. Its first session began on the 20th of January 2022, in which more than 70 stakeholders (Ministries’ representatives, water authorities, water experts, NGOs etc) from 11 countries participated. The training will be carried out in five sessions of a total of 15 hours, during January and February 2022.
Throughout the regional training the participants will have the opportunity to be introduced to water demand management interventions and measures in household, school, hospital, tourism/commercial, and industrial use. The training will include best technical and operational management practices and tools, including data-driven water demand forecasting, tools for water conservation and efficiency (water metering and auditing, cost-benefit analysis of options, economic policy instruments).
Dates of Sessions:
Session 1: Understanding water demand 20/01/2022
Session 2: Water demand forecasting 26/01/2022
Session 3: Best practice water demand management interventions and measures 03/02/2022
Session 4: Implementing water demand management interventions and measures (Part I) 10/02/2022
Session 5: Implementing water demand management interventions and measures (Part II) 17/02/2022