1st Regional Workshop on the "Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture"

UNW-DPC organized the first in a series of regional workshops in a multi-year project together with FAO, UNEP, UNU-INWEH, and in collaboration with ICID and IWMI, on the “Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture” on 18 and 19 February in Marrakech, Morocco. A link to the full report and more information via the UN-Water Activity Information System (UNW-AIS) can be found here.

The first regional wastewater workshop, for Africa, was held directly before the 16th African Water Association (AfWA) Congress and Exhibition in Marrakech, Morocco, taking place from 20-23 February. These Congresses typically have well over 1,000 visitors from all over Africa, and like the 15th Congress in Kampala in March 2010, UNW-DPC was present with a UN-Water seminar and booth. The UN-Water Seminar was held on the “Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture” on Tuesday, February 21st. More information on the AfWA Congress can be found at: http://www.afwamarrakech2012.org/EN/Default.aspx

More information on the international kick-off workshop that was held in Bonn in November 2011 can be found here, or klick here for the summary report.