Located in Al-Manāmah, Bahrain, the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) focuses its efforts on fundamental regional issues of the Gulf Cooperation Council in health, human development, environment, science and technology and aims to contribute effectively to spreading the culture of knowledge and education in Arabian Gulf society (source).
As the Regional Centre serving the Gulf region, AGU delivers the WLC Programme in coordination with UNU-INWEH. If you reside in the Gulf region and are interested in applying to be part of the Water Learning Centre Programme or require more information, please contact the AGU regional coordinator.
- 13 Gulf countries represented: Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Bahrain, UAE, Palestine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon and Libya
- Acceptance rate of 77% for applicants
UNU-INWEH ’s WLC for the Arab Region (regional unit) hosted by Bahrain, Arabian Gulf University (AGU) focuses its efforts on fundamental regional issues of the Gulf Cooperation Council in human development issues, including knowledge generation and education in the water sector. The seventh batch (2018/2019) of Integrated Water Resources Management Diploma programme is now ongoing with 13 participants from six countries (UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt and, Sudan) and more than 50 percent women. The participants represent the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Works, Sanitary Engineering Affairs, Ministry of Works, Urban Planning and Municipalities Affairs, Irrigation Organization and officials of the UN agencies based in the region.
Regional Coordinator: Prof. Waleed K. Al-Zubari
Dean of College of Graduate Studies; Acting Director, Water Resources Management Program
Dr. Al-Zubari has taught many courses in Hydrogeology and Water Resources Management and Planning in Arid Regions, and has published more than 90 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and seminars. He also serves as a consultant for many international and regional organizations, including UNESCO, UNEP, UNDP, ESCWA, and FAO.