IWRM Programme students of WLC regional centre in Bahrain complete course for 2018-2019 year

IWRM Programme students of WLC regional centre in Bahrain complete course for 2018-2019 year

The seventh batch of students from UNU-INWEH’s Water Learning Centre Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Programme, regional center in Bahrain, completed the course with scholars represented from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Sudan and Egypt. Their research project topics addressed a number of water resources management issues in the Arab region, including: Optimum water harvesting locations using geospatial tools in Sudan; Cost recovery options for irrigation water; Alternative Options for reuse of treated wastewater; Establishing benchmarking system for wastewater utility; Assessing the sustainability of the municipal water supply system in Bahrain using dynamic modeling (WEAP); Quantification of the energy (electricity) consumption in Tubli wastewater treatment plant in Bahrain; Evaluation of the treated wastewater reuse system in Bahrain (technical, institutional, and legislative aspects); Development of a water safety plan for the municipal water supply system in Bahrain; Assessing the effectiveness of water losses reduction; Water budget (resources and uses) trends; Development of water budget model for Jazan Dam irrigation project, Saudi Arabia; Comparison of the economic cost and environmental impacts between thermal and membrane desalination technologies.


Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a coordinated, goal-directed ‘process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximize economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems and the environment’

The UN Water Learning Centre aims to enhance national capacities for the development and implementation of sustainable natural resource management strategies in developing countries, at local, regional and sub-regional levels.