This water scarcity and recent economic instability has left its population even more vulnerable to food insecurity.
Energy production in the region still strongly relies on fossil fuels, even though there is a high potential for renewable energies and 30 million people in the Arab region still remain without access to electricity. In addition, the countries are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
Fulfilling MENA’s high demands requires an understanding of the synergies, conflicts and compensations that connect water, energy and food with ecosystems.
Among the different intersectoral WEF Nexus, holistic solutions propsosed are:
• solar-powered irrigation systems
• solar desalination
• solar energy for waste-water treatment and reuse
• investments in biofuels and offshore agricultural to ensure food security and preserve scarce water resources.
There is a growing recognition in the region to adopt the Nexus approach, fostered by several single- and multi-state ministries and institutions.
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On the 3rd and 4th March of 2020, a workshop on Transboundary Water Cooperation in the MENA Region took place in Beirut, where the Nexus Regional…
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Publication // Water, Energy and Food Supply Security in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries—A Risk Perspective
by Mohammad Al-Saidi and Sally Saliba (2019). This paper proposes a view of the water, energy and food resource supply security based on the systems’…
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