Nowadays, challenges related to water resources management in Mediterranean regions are high on the agenda of all Mediterranean countries and will escalate with the onset of climate changes, increased climate variability, and growing populations. Drought, flooding, pollution, and over-extraction are already posing serious problems to water provisioning for drinking, agriculture, and industry. To overcome these challenges, using IT and geospatial technologies can allow researchers and stakeholders to understand complex issues related to water resources for better management.
In this context, SAWIS association co-organize, on March 11 & 12, 2020 in Al Hoceima, Morocco, its 4th edition of international conference on "IT, Geospatial Technologies and Water Resources in Mediterranean region" GTWater-Med, in partnership with National School of Applied Sciences of Al-Hoceima, applied sciences laboratory and G2E research group.
The conference seeks to: 1) Bring together scientists, managers, policy-makers and stakeholders to discuss new scientific finding and experience on the knowledge of water geospatial technologies. 2) Strengththe network between scientist’s expert on the field from the Mediterranean region to develop collaborations, share knowledge and preserve water resources.
During the conferences, researchers and water management stakeholders will present their research and share their experiences through panels, special sessions, and posters.
After the conference, the scientific committee will invite all authors to send the extended version of their papers for submission, in:
- "Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration"(Edited by Springer and indexed in Web of Science).
- A Book Chapter edited by committee members and published by Springer