OIC Water Vision

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OIC Water Vision

INWRDAM, in cooperation with both the OIC Secretariat, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and the OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation, Islamabad, Pakistan (COMSTECH), organized a meeting in Amman, Jordan during October 18-19, 2008 to launch the OIC Water Vision process. The meeting was funded by the Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (IDB, Jeddah). The meeting was attended by H.E. Professor Atta-ur-Rahman, Coordinator General of COMSTECH and H.E. Professor Anwar Battikhi, Secretary General of the Higher Council for Science and Technology, Amman, Jordan (HCST) in addition to more than tweleve esteemed water and scientists from OIC countries and OIC institutions.

The meeting recommended to call for a meeting of the OIC Water Ministers on March 20, 2009 as a sideline activitiy of the 5th World Water Forum planned during March 16-22, 2009 in Istanbul, Turkey. Both OIC Secretariat and COMSTECH strongly supported INWRDAM inititative and the Amman meeting recommeneded to continue the OIC Water Vsion establishment process through establishing OIC Water Council. It is hoped that the OIC Secretariat will recommend to establish the OIC Water Council and the OIC Water Vision. More information on the progress made regarding the OIC Water Ministers Meeting will be available by mid February 2009.