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Terrigal Rainfall Workshop: first Middle East peace process project in Australia



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N8 20 April 1995

MEDIA ALERT

TERRIGAL RAINFALL WORKSHOP FIRST MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS PROJECT IN AUSTRALIA _

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The Precipitation Enhancement Workshop, to be held in Terrigal from 24 to 28 April, is the first activity directly related to the Middle East Peace Process to be conducted in Australia.

The workshop, organised by Australia as part of its contribution to the peace process, will make an important contribution to the search for long-term stability in the Middle East.

The workshop, which will be opened by Senator Stephen Loosley, will be attended by experts in meteorology and water resource management from Jordan, Egypt, Israel, the Occupied Territories, Morocco and Oman. .

PLEASE NOTE - While the workshop is closed to the public, participants are more . than happy to take part in interviews.

Where: Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Terrigal

When: Monday 24 April - Friday 28 April

For further information and interviews contact:

Ms Jemal Sharah, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or Mr Paul Holper, CSIRO on 0414 260 635