Regional Commission on Land and Water Use in the Near East (LWU)

Commission régionale de l'utilisation des terres et des eaux au Proche-Orient
Comisión Regional sobre Aprovechamiento de Tierras y Aguas para el Cercano Oriente

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History

1967, by Article VI-1 of the Constitution of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) at Council's 48th session (Resolution 9/48), in response to recommendations of 7th Near East Regional Conference, 1964, Cairo (Egypt). First session held Sep 1967. Ceased to exist when merged with Near East Regional Commission on Agriculture (COAG/NE) to form Agricultural and Land and Water Use Commission for the Near East (ALAWUC).

Aims

Formulate work programme for improved land and water use in the region and establish priorities for the elimination of factors limiting their efficient use; formulate recommendations regarding measures to be adopted by member countries and FAO regarding both irrigated and dryland areas; compile data relating to development and conservation of the land and water resources of the region.

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Activities

Prepares project documents, including initiation of a regional network for research and development in supplementary irrigation and support for Near East Research and Development Network on Treatment and Re-use of Sewage Effluent for Irrigation, including a follow-up to this support. Current concerns include: inventory and assessment of land and water resources in the region; chemical treatment and fertilization; irrigation equipment, performance, tests and quality standards. Encourages: mapping of resources using unified cartographic signs and units; establishment of appropriate databases; land degradation and farming system studies.

Structure

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Languages

Arabic, English.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 27 countries
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Subjects *

  • Climatology
    • Arid Zones
  • Hydrology
    • Hydrology
    • Water
  • Resources
    • Resources
  • Geography
    • Land Type/Use
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • FAO Bodies
  • Conservation
    • Conservation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

E7672

Last News Received

27. Nov 2000
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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