Newsletter and Technical Publications
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2.10 Information sources (Topic j)
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD)
P.O. Box 21923
|Dr. Muwaffaq M Saqqar
Senior Environmental Engineer
Description: The AFESD is a regional development-funding agency. It has
20 Arab countries as members. The AFESD provides loans and equality investments
for economic and social development for member states and some other states in
Asia and Africa. It also provide technical assistance in the feasibility studies
and preparing of projects. The area of water resources development, wastewater
collection system, and treatment plants are considered priority areas in the
policy of these funding agencies.
Format of information: Project funded, feasibility studies, technology
Language: English and Arabic.
Consulting or support services: Responds to request for assistance in
coordinating development policies and planning.
Center for Environmental Health Activities (CEHA)
P.O. box 926967
|Dr. M.Z. Ali Khan, Coordinator
Dr. S. Al Salem, Senior Program officer
Description: CEHA is a WHO Regional center for environmental Health
Activities and is part of the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Environmental
health Program. CEHA runs projects in 22 West Asian and North African countries,
providing technical support for the strengthening of national capabilities in
environmental health. Wastewater Management and reuse information reaches member
countries via training courses, conferences, and information exchange programs
at national and regional levels.
CEHA carries out the following activities: human resources development, information
exchange (CEHANET), technical cooperation, special studies, and applied research.
CEHANET provides access to its regional bibliographic databases of technical
information, Wastewater management is dealt with under CEHA's Rural and Urban
Development and Housing Program.
Format of information: Training materials, including "Reuse of Treated
Effluents." Bibliographic database, reports books, audio-visual materials,
and a newsletter, 'CEHA News'
Language: English, French, and Arabic.
Consulting or support services: Human resources development, information
exchange, technical cooperation, special studies, and applied research. National
agencies, research and educational institutions, and local governments within
Member States of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region should contact the WHO
representative of the requesting country.
Fees: The newsletter and other information exchange are free. For other
activities, contact the Coordinator.
Center for Sustainable Development Studies and Application (CENESTA)
W10 Juybar Str., Fatemi Sq.
Islamic Republic of Iran
||Ms. Khadija Catherine Razavi
Description: CENESTA is an NGO established to contribute to the national
effort in promoting sustainable development through public campaign, awareness,
seminar and studies. In the area of water, it has promoted the adaptation of low
cost technologies in wastewater treatment in rural area to improve the health
conditions of the poor communities. CENESTA has conducted a number of activities
in Iran. The organization is focusing on the issue of reuse through training and
Format of information: reports, pamphlets and training material.
Language: Persian, English
Consulting or support services: Training, public awareness, research and
Department of Environment Ministry of Municipalities and Agriculture
P.O. box 7634
||974 320 825
||974 415 246
||Mr. Mohammad Akber
The Department of Environment in Qatar is responsible for the protection of
environment where it issues regulations concerning wastewater management and
reuse. It is also responsible for enforcing these regulations. The department
carries out an intensive public awareness program in pollution prevention and
water conservation. It monitors water quality of effluent and for irrigation or
disposal to the Gulf.
Format of information:
Language: English and Arabic
Consulting or support services: provide information on water quality.
Department of Environmental Protection Ministry of Health
P.O. Box 43337
Description: The department provides information on wastewater management
and reuse in Kuwait and is responsible for planning and operation of wastewater
treatment plants. It issues and enforces regulation and standard concerning
treated wastewater quality for disposal to the sea or reuse in agriculture. The
operation and maintenance of the sewer systems is the responsibility of the
Format of information: guideline and standards on wastewater disposal and
Language: Arabic and English
Consulting or support services: The department provides consulting
services to the municipalities and the private sector.
Department of Water Management Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform
||Dr. George Somi
Description: The Department of water management is responsible for
promoting efficient irrigation systems and irrigation management practices by
using conventional water supply and treated wastewater. The Department has 14
experimental stations in the country to implement its research programs. The
data bank located in the head quarter office in Doma, Damascus provides
information on water resources including treated wastewater and their uses. The
department will issue guideline concerning health aspects of wastewater reuse by
Format of information: Publication, progress reports, computers print
Consulting or support services: provide support to farmers for design and
management of irrigation system. It also provides training programs.
Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA)
P.O. Box 11-8575
Riad Solh Circle
||+961 -1 -981301
||+961 - 1-981510
||Dr. Mohammed Abdul razzak and Mr. Omar Tukan
Description: ESCWA is a UN agency that deal with all aspect of economic
and social development in 20 countries in west Asia including water resources,
environmental development and natural resources. It works closely with the environmental
and housing agencies dealing with environment and wastewater management and
services. It provides funding and expertise for consulting and backstopping
activities in the area of wastewater treatment and reuse.
Format of information: Report, proceedings, environmental guidelines
and standards and material for skill development and training.
Language: English, French and Arabic.
Consulting or support services: Provides funds and technical support
services to member states.Also maintain library services. All materials are