Water is a basic and strategic resource, as well as an essential factor for the continuation of life. Global warming, pollution, climate change and rapid increase in world population lead to more water use while water resources remain limited. Achieving water security has become a major challenge for the countries of the world, including Iraq, which requires thinking about re-developing new strategies for water management in the region. This endangers the universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water as proposed by the United Nations in SDG 6. Also access to water resources is strongly affecting economic sectors as well as the social peace in our communities. In our four-day workshop we invite you to discuss these topics with us and develop ideas to be presented and discussed on the final conference day. The workshop is open for students of all disciplines and especially relevant for students of Architecture, Engineering, Spatial Planning, Environmental Science, Political Science, social science, sociology and and related disciplines.