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SE3.2: Regular Meeting of The Joint Authority of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System (NSAS JA)

Convener (s): The National Water Research Center (NWRC), MWRI, Egypt

Session Content:

The riparian countries have created a promising institutional environment for mutual cooperation in use of the NSAS. They have institutionalized this cooperation through a Joint Authority. Hence, all the NSAS countries are members of the Joint Authority and mutually acknowledge the significant role of having such a regional transboundary management

organization.

The mandate of the Joint Authority is to collaborate and develop co-operative activities for the sustainable mutual development of the NSAS, including monitoring the status of utilization of the Aquifer, and evaluation of the progress and activities enacted on the regional and national levels.

The Joint Authority for the Study and Development of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System (JASAD-NSAS) is managed through a Board of Directors, where each country appoints three ministerial-level members to the Board. Each Member State chairs the Board of Directors on rotational basis. Meetings of the Board of Directors are held on regular basis, and extraordinary meetings may be held at the request of a Member State.

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