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UNESCO and WMO Organize International Conference on Water Resources and Climate Change in the MENA Region

Water Resources and Climate Change in the MENA Region October 2008: The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and

Water Resources, Sultanate of Oman, and the Regional Centre on Urban Water

Management, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, in cooperation with the World

Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural

Organization (UNESCO) and other partners, are organizing the International

Conference on Water Resources and Climate Change in the Middle East – North

Africa (MENA) Region, which will take place from 2-4 November 2008, Muscat,

Oman.

The conference will seek to provide an opportunity for hydrologists,

climatologists, meteorologists, and decision makers to discuss adaptation and

mitigation to climate change in the water sector, focusing on the sensitivity,

importance and role of water resources management on sustainable development in

the MENA region. The region is one of the most waterless areas on Earth, and

faces unique water challenges and possible solutions. [Conference Website]