The 2nd IDI Expert Group and 8th Asian G-WADI Meetings

2nd IDI Expert Group and 8th Asian G-WADI Meetings

 International Workshop on “Coping with Water Scarcity and Basin connected Cities”

10 – 12 December 2018, Mashhad, Iran


The 2nd IDI Expert Group and 8th Asian GWADI Meetings along with International Workshop on “Adaptation to Water Scarcity and Basin-connected Cities” are planned to be held in Mashhad, Iran 10-12 December 2018, organized by:

  • UNESCO Offices in Jakarta, New Delhi and Tehran
  • International Drought Initiative (IDI)
  • Asian G-WADI
  • Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM-Tehran)

The international workshop provides contribution to implement the Eighth Phase of IHP (2014-2021) “Water Security: Addressing Local, Regional and Global Challenges” and in particular, within the activities of the two-flagship prorgammes of IHP including IDI and G-WADI. This event provides a unique opportunity for various specialists to exchange ideas and experiences.

2nd IDI Expert Group Meeting Objectives

  • To develop synergies between the two programmes of UNESCO, namely International Drought Initiative (IDI) and UNESCO IHP Programme on Water and Development Information for Arid Lands–A Global Network (G-WADI);
  • To further involve international organizations including FAO, WMO, etc in IDI projects and work plan;
  • Establish IDI Advisory and Management Committee;
  • Investigating potential projects and joint research activities;
  • Sharing international/regional and national experience on drought issues to come up with proposals for future work in the region;
  • Compiling a work plan determining the roles of the members


Contact Info

1st Floor, No 1, Shahrsaz St., Kargozar St., Dastgerdi (Zafar) Ave., Modaress Highway, Tehran, Iran

Phone: +98 (21) 22911027-8

Fax: +98 (21) 22911028


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