Land resources information systems in the Near East

This document contains the proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Land Resources Information Systems (LRIS) in the Near East, held in Cairo from 3 to 7 September 2001. The meeting was organized by FAO Land and Water Development Division (AGL) and the Near East Regional Office, in collaboration with Egypt’s Executive Authority for Land Improvement Projects (EALIP). LRIS experiences in the countries are presented as well as recommendations for future collaboration in database development, reporting and exchange of information, expertise and experiences in land and water management in the region and the implementation of regional projects. This includes the preparation of a regional report on the state of land and water resources in the Near East for dissemination through the AGL Gateway Web site and a regional project on capacity building in LRIS for drought vulnerability assessment and mitigation in the region.