The Shiraka Water Management programme in the Gulf region consists of a combination of online and face-to-face workshops, practical exercises, group discussions, case studies and study visits for professionals working in the field of water management. Additionally, the programme will allow participants to develop a valuable network with counterparts in the region and in the Netherlands.
Participants will become aware of the relevance of the relationship between government, private and knowledge institutions and explore the connection between integrated water policies, safe drinking water and the development of agriculture, industry and service sectors. Special focus will be placed on innovations and management practices for the supply and demand of water in the region, as well as analysing and enhancing the existing institutional framework for sustainable water resources management in each country. Participants will also assess the role of local, national and regional institutions and other stakeholders in order to promote practices of good governance in the water sector, improve coordination and cooperation between the different institutions and stakeholders (at all levels), and optimise water allocation according to national strategies and priorities.
The Shiraka Water Management programme aims to provide those who are working in the field of water management in the Gulf region with the opportunity to share their knowledge and skills, enabling them to lead and inspire the modernisation of water management in their home countries. The course also aims to strengthen participants’ ties with the Netherlands and stakeholders in the Dutch water sector.