On February 17th – 18th, 2016 in Khartoum, Sudan, ICIWaRM participated in a Training Workshop on “Advances in Water Resources Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas: A G-WADI approach”. G-WADI is UNESCO’s Global Network on Water and Development Information for Arid Lands; ICIWaRM is the Global Technical Secretariat for G-WADI. The workshop was organized by the Water Research Centre of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum, in collaboration with the Regional Centre on Capacity Development and Research on Water Harvesting (RCWH) and the Sudanese National Commission for UNESCO. RCWH is sister center of ICIWaRM. About 56 water professionals and students attended the event.
The workshop included applications of the PERSIANN (Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Artificial Neural Networks) products developed at the Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing (CHRS), University of California, Irvine. There were also presentations on chemical and isotopic techniques for determination of groundwater recharge rates and age, geophysical techniques for groundwater resources, and other topics.
This training workshop was followed by a one-day Global G-Wadi advisory committee meeting on February 19th.