Tripoli, 25 October, 2013:
A three-day National Water Conference exploring the country’s water resources will be held in Tripoli from 5-7 November.
The . . .[restrict]conference aims to show the availability of water resources in Libya, as well as considering effects of groundwater withdrawal on various aquifers. It will also explore the contribution of non-conventional water resources to minimise water shortages.
Covering a range of topics, including water management, legislation and resource sustainability as well as the water resources potential of different hydrological basins, the conference will also look at economics and the uses of water. There will also be specialist papers presented on the environmental impact of water resources exploitation and pollution.
The conference will feature an exhibition of equipment, technologies and publications related to the water industry, with a large number of companies expected to participate. On the last day, there will be a field visit to a water project near Tripoli.
The conference is being organised by the General Water Authority, the Man Made River Implementation and Management Authority, the General Company for Desalination and the Regional Centre for Shared Aquifer Resources Management.
“Libyans need to know their available water resources and how these can be developed and maintained,” the organisers said. They added that academics, scientists and experts in the field of water resources from different institutions and universities could, through the conference, help shed light on how Libya could best to develop and maintain its valuable resources.
The three-day conference will be held at Tripoli’s Dat Alemad (Five Towers) Complex. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Water Resources and the Libya Society for Earth Sciences.
Professionals and specialists, as well as those interested in water resources, are welcome to attend.
More information can be found here. [/restrict]