Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

First Palestine International Water Forum 2018 // Integrated Water Resources Management: Best Practices and Technology Transfer

The focus of the First Palestine International Water Forum is to present real-world experiences in IWRM, to discuss "lessons learnt" and explore innovative perspectives beyond current IWRM practices. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus is one of the topics of the event.

Where and when

Millennium Hotel

25-26 June 2018

Themes and Topics

Under the title “Best Practices and Technology Transfer”, the Scientific Committee is seeking contributions from the Arab Region and the international water community addressing the following conference topics:

  • Sustainable development of water resources
  • Water governance and effective Management,
  • Advancing SDGs,
  • Climate Change and drought management

The conference will include sessions on issues associated with implementing IWRM as per the list of subtopics proposed below:

  • Sustainable development of water resource 
    • Towards improved water Demand management 
    • Non-conventional water resources
    • Water harvesting new opportunities for future
    • Water, Energy, and Food Nexus
    • Ecosystem and quality for water
    • Building independent state from the water point of view; opportunities and challenges
  • Water governance and effective Management
    • Governance and regulation of water services
    • Management of Public Private Partnership(PPP)
    • NRW Reduction
    • Water Utilities benchmarking
    • Utilities asset management tools (Standards of Operation and Maintenance (O&M) and Asset Management Strategies (AM) for water)
    • Water integrity
  • Advancing SDGs in the Arab region
    • Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation (Goal 6)
  • Climate Change and drought management
    • Climate Change and drought management: challenges and solutions
    • Disaster risk management as it relates to floods and droughts
    • Hazardous Extreme weather events such as floods drought, etc
    • Modelling of climate change impact on water resources
    • Technologies for adaptation to climate change in the water sector and lessons learnt in adaptation
    • Awareness on climate change

Call for Papers

Papers are to make an original and substantial contribution to the conference themes and topics covering different areas, methods, approaches and positions. Speakers who are interested in presenting a paper should submit an abstract for review. Abstracts will be selected by the Palestine International Water Forum’s Scientific Committee.

Selected presentations and later paper submissions should be sent by e-mail to the following address:

Online abstract submission form including all instructions and guidelines can be found at Palestine International Water Forum’s website.

The official languages of the conference are Arabic and English, simultaneous translation will be available.


  • Deadline for submitting online abstracts: 15 Mar 2018
  • Announcement of results: 1 April 2018
  • Deadline for submitting the presentations/papers: 25 April 2018


State of Palestine Water Authority

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