SESRIC, in collaboration with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and the University of Jordan, organized a 2-day Regional Seminar on Innovative Technologies in Water Sector for the achievement of the SDG 6 on 26-28 June 2018 in Amman, Jordan. Researchers and experts from 15 OIC Member States, namely, Egypt, Iran, Indonesia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey and Uzbekistan attended the Seminar.
The main objective of the programme was to promote progress in water technologies and research in line with the achievement of SDG 6, to share information and foster exchanges and networking between experts in the field.
The Seminar was an opportunity for researchers and professionals from the Islamic World to present their work and to learn about the technical advances and research orientations in this field.
Access to Water and Sanitation constitutes the 6th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG6) that has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015.
Clean and safe water resources – which are essential for the Economic and social well-being – constitute a challenge for the MENA region, both in terms of quality and quantity. This Situation is caused by a number of issues, including population and economic growth, climatic changes, urban and industrial pollution etc.
The scarcity of water resources in the MENA countries is considered a handicap facing the achievement of Sustainable Development in the region.
The appeal to innovative solutions to overcome this issue is needed in order to provide clean and affordable water to meet human necessities which is a substantial challenge of the 21st century.
Technological innovation can help address the increasing demand for water in the region and support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in a more effective way.