(19-20)Nov. 2016, Corinthia Hotel
The RCWH aiming at obtaining a better perspective of most pressing research need of water harvesting, defining the gaps and needs, and setting the priorities.
The aim of the workshop was to define a platform for Water Harvesting (WH) community, including the construction industry, water agencies, universities and regulatory professionals, for brainstorming about research needs and priorities related to WH. Specifically, the workshop aimed at:
The workshop was attended by 65 Researchers, experts, and professional in fields related to water management and water harvesting. Those participants represent different academic, research, governmental institutions, contracting and consultancy firms, and the end users.
In order to achieve the objectives of this workshop, participants were divided into five specialist working groups. The mandate of each group was to identify the priorities in research and capacity building within their specific theme.The groups were formed as follows:
The outcome of this two days’ workshop has resulted in the identification of Knowledge gaps and needs in the field of water harvesting; the interaction of researchers and professionals from the industry; and the formulation and listing of key priorities of immediate as well as long term research topics in water harvesting. the 46 topics suggested by the respective five groups and their ranking as defined by each group.