Middle East Water Information Network (MEWIN)
MEWIN is an international, non-profit, professional association founded in 1994 by a group of leading water specialists from nations of the Middle East, Europe, and North America. MEWIN's purpose is to "improve the management and conservation of water resources in the Middle East, to promote the peaceful, cooperative use of this vital resource, motivate sound environmental planning in the region, and to encourage the sharing and exchange of information and data". Membership is by subscription. Its WWW site, based at the University of Pennsylvania, offers information on the programme, connections to Internet sources on water in the Middle East, and information on the directory of experts and organisations it is collecting on behalf of the World Bank.