Integrated and Sustainable Management of Non-Nile Water in Sudan Conference


Corinthia Hotel-Khartoum

A three days’ conference on “Integrated and Sustainable Management of Non-Nile Water in Sudan”was held in Khartoum with a broad participation of national and international water experts. The conference was initiated by the United Nations Environment (UNE) and the UNESCO Chair in Water Resources (UCWR) at the Omdurman Islamic University, in collaboration with the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity, The Regional Centre for Capacity Development and Research in Water Harvesting RCWH; and funded by the European Union, the UNESCO Office in Khartoum and UNICEF beside some International Non-Governmental Organizations.

The Water experts and specialists came out with a number of recommendations including the emphasis on stopping the unsustainable use of water resources through the adoption of the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at the regional, national, state and local levels; the pursuit to achieve the sustainable UN goals; and the need to accelerate the use of water management technologies. The recommendations also included the necessity to approve the draft on water policy and environmental sanitation, which comprises the principles of integrated water management, considering water as an economic and social commodity and boosting cooperation with the development partners and the scientific circles in the exchange of information.