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Middle East and North Africa Region — MENA

The Middle East and North Africa Region, in short MENA, stretches over 6,000 km from Morocco in the West to Iran in the East. Despite significant subregional difference, the entire area is faced with similar challenges. All MENA countries have to cope with a water deficit, while they strive to achieve a self-sustaining agriculture at the same time. Energy production in the region still strongly relies on fossil fuels, even though there is a high potential for renewable energies. Institutions and administration are dominated by sectoral thinking, but bridging approaches are developing.

Resources

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Slides  |  23 Mar 2017

Presentation // Solar irrigation in the MENA region

By International Water Management Institute (IWMI). Presented by IWMI’s Alvar Closas at the IWMI/WLE led session on "Solar irrigation in the MENA region" at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), on 21 March 2017› more

Scholarships  |  15 Mar 2017

GESR 3rd Incubation Cycle // Startup-grants for Water, Energy, Food

The GESR 3rd Incubation Cycle will support the go-to-market journeys of 8 startups having a promising technology, functional prototype, viable business model, social impact, and are in the fields of water, health, energy, food...› more

Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Arab Countries
News  |   8 Mar 2017

MENA // Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Arab Countries

By Waleed Khalil Zubari. Addressing water scarcity, both natural and human-induced, in the Arab region is considered one of the major and most critical challenges facing the Arab countries. This challenge is expected to grow with...› more

News  |   7 Mar 2017

Water-Energy Nexus // Solar Energy in Oman

By Asima Kaleem. Solar energy is a vital and strategic solution for the provision of electric power in the Sultanate of Oman. Given the vast unused land and available solar energy resources, Oman has an excellent potential for...› more

Conferences, Forums and Symposiums  |   6 Mar 2017

Student Conference at Hamad Bin Khalifa University // Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Sustainable Development

This conference will provide a platform for presenting the research papers on the Water-Energy-Food nexus. Graduate students and experts in the field will discuss issues relating to the concepts, research frameworks,...› more

Media  |   1 Mar 2017

Egypt today // Egypt’s Growing Population Brings Environmental Woes

By Richard Hoath. Egypt’s growing population is putting increased pressure on water and energy – and action needs to be taken now.› more

Projects  |  15 Feb 2017

Project // TriNex - Knowledge Triagnle Platform for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

The TriNex project will be implemented in stages over a period of 36 months and split into nine overlapping work packages. Five of these work packages will be development oriented, while the remaining four will cover...› more

Policy Papers  |  10 Feb 2017

Basin Governance // Governance Structures for Transboundary Water Management in the Jordan Basin

By Elizabeth Yaari, Marian Neal and Zaki Shubber. This report is produced to support EcoPeace Middle East and other users including riparian governments to facilitate discussion among stakeholders as to what type of basin...› more

MENA  |  27 Jan 2017

pv magazine // Solar PV powers desalination plant in Abu Dhabi

By Ilias Tsagas. Solar PV’s dynamism stems from its ability to take on different forms. An emerging application for the technology is seawater desalination using electricity generated through solar PV.› more

Videos  |  26 Jan 2017

Video // Water-food Nexus: Tackling Water Scarcity in the Context of Sustainable Development - Technical Briefing

The technical briefing will discuss how countries can address the dilemma of food production under limited water availability. Dr. Pasquale Steduto, FAO Regional Strategic Programmes Coordinator for the Near East and North Africa...› more

Workshops  |  25 Jan 2017

Water-Energy Nexus: Resource Efficiency // Capacity Building Workshop for ESCWA Region

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Beirut, Lebanon, in cooperation with the National Oil and Gas Authority in Bahrain under the patronage of the Minister of Oil, will organize a regional...› more

Meetings & Roundtables  |  24 Jan 2017

5TOI_4EWAS // Nexus Think Tank Meeting

The NTT is a network of experienced people, composed by experts from the public and private sectors. It discusses about relevant topics – in relation to social needs in water, food and energy sector - contributing to regional...› more

Networking  |  24 Jan 2017

5TOI_4EWAS // Brokerage Event

As part of 5TOI_4EWAS project aiming at supporting Innovation in the South Mediterranean countries, to build a bridge between innovation and policies to open new markets in the energy, agriculture and water management and support...› more

Projects  |  24 Jan 2017

Project // 5TOI_4EWAS Energy, Water and Agriculture in the South Mediterranean Neighbourhood

The project will enhance and support regional smart specialization and development by increasing research capacity, effective mobility of young innovators/researchers and shared knowledge to improve their participation in the EU...› more

Resource  |  12 Jan 2017

Modelling & Assessment // The development of the energy, water and food nexus systems model

By Tareq Al-Ansari. The objective of this thesis is to present the details and function of the EWF Nexus environmental assessment tool, and illustrate its implementation through a specific food security scenario in Qatar. The EWF...› more

Side Events  |  22 Dec 2016

COP22 Side Event // The nexus approach in the MENA region: A road to climate adaptation and mitigation in science, policy-making and practical implementation

The Middle East and North Africa face growing challenges related to water supply, energy security and political stability, which are likely to be exacerbated by climate change. This makes it crucial to develop integrated...› more

News  |  21 Dec 2016

COP22 // From Desalination to Solar Energy Farming: The ‘Nexus’ in Action

By Jenny Seifert and Marion Davis. Morocco, the host of COP22, has ambitious climate mitigation goals, but also huge adaptation needs. Could it serve as a model for successful cross-sectoral approaches?› more

MENA  |  19 Dec 2016

EcoMENA // Water-Energy Nexus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

By Mohammed Abdallah. The United Arab Emirates has been witnessing fast-paced economic growth as well as rapid increase in population during the last couple of decades. As a result, the need for water and energy has increased...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  15 Dec 2016

Book // The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Middle East and North Africa

By Martin Keulertz and Eckart Woertz. This book discusses key issues concerning water, energy and food in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It provides an interdisciplinary account of current developments in the...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  15 Dec 2016

Book // The Water, Energy, and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region

Ed. by Kamel M. Amer, Zafar Adeel, Benno Böer and Walid Saleh. This book investigates the need for a more open and interdisciplinary dialogue on the nexus of food, water and energy security in the Arab region. It argues that...› more

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