Water resources, indispensable basis for development, food, and health, become ever scarcer and more polluted.
The concept of Integrated Water Resources
Management (IWRM) offers solutions to the water crisis in linking water
to other vital resources and viewing the whole water cycle together
with human interventions as the basis for sustainable water management.
As it is a relatively new concept there is a high demand for experts
adequately trained in the concept of IWRM. Next to the technical and
managerial knowledge related to water resources these experts should
also have knowledge of the practices of project funding and
For bilateral projects between Germany and Arab
countries there is a need for experts being familiar with the culture,
language and politics of both sides and are skilled in intercultural