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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.


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Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  17 Apr 2018

Nexus in the MENA Region // Assessment of the Water-Energy Nexus in the Municipal Water Sector in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

By Homoud Al-Mutrafi, Waleed Al-Zubari, Alaa El-Sadek and Ibrahim Abdel Gelil. This paper performs an assessment of the water-energy nexus in the municipal sector of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, where the electric energy...› more

News  |  17 Apr 2018

Second Nexus Executive Steering Committee Meeting // Supporting Regions, Countries and Cities

By Isabel Pasternack, Susanne Schmeier and Tina Schmiers. The second Executive Steering Committee Meeting of the Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme took place in Brussels on the 1-2 Mar 2018. The general objective of the meeting...› more

Conferences, Forums and Symposiums  |  13 Apr 2018

World Future Energy Summit 2019

WFES is a global industry platform connecting business and innovation in energy, clean technology and efficiency for a sustainable future. Acting as an enabler for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, WFES inspires the transfer of...› more

MENA  |  10 Apr 2018

Human Capacity Building // The Major Pillar within the Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme

By Ruth Erlbeck, Ralph Trosse, Nisreen Lahham and Maarit Thiem. Capacity Building has been identified as a major driver for advancing the implementation of the Nexus approach and thinking at national and regional level. Hence,...› more

Slides  |   9 Apr 2018

Training Slides // Urban Nexus in the MENA Region

The Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme MENA and its partners conducted a training on the Urban Nexus in Feburary. Now, the training material is available for download. › more

Fact Sheets  |   9 Apr 2018

Nexus Factsheet // The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme: The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus and its on-the-ground operationalisation

Starting in 2014, GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) started to implement Nexus Regional Dialogue activities. This included five regional dialogues and Nexus Resource...› more

Media  |  22 Mar 2018

الوكالة الوطبية للإعلام // أبي خليل خلال مؤتمر الترابط بين المياه والغذاء والطاقة: الوزارة تسعى إلى تأمين موارد اضافية

Lebanese Minister of Energy & Water Cesar Abi Khalil’s remarks during “Water, Food & Energy Nexus in the Face of Global Changes: Sustainability or Extinction of Future Generations,” a conference held in Lebanon on World Water Day.› more

Conferences, Forums and Symposiums  |  18 Mar 2018

World Water Day Conference // "The Nexus against the global changes survival or extinction of future generations? "

On the occasion of the World Water Day, which is celebrated on the 22 March every year, the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water organizes a conference entitled "The Nexus against the global changes: survival or extinction of...› more

Conferences, Forums and Symposiums  |  27 Feb 2018

First Palestine International Water Forum 2018 // Integrated Water Resources Management: Best Practices and Technology Transfer

The focus of the First Palestine International Water Forum is to present real-world experiences in IWRM, to discuss "lessons learnt" and explore innovative perspectives beyond current IWRM practices. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus...› more

News  |  26 Feb 2018

"A WEF perspective is essential for developing effective strategies for the sustainable use of essential resources"

By Jauad El Kharraz. With a water-energy-food nexus workshop held in Morocco in December, the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) and its partners have shown the importance of the Nexus approach for resource security...› more

Workshops  |  12 Feb 2018

Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme // Training Workshop: "Urban Nexus in the MENA Region"

The Nexus Regional Dialogue in the MENA Region as part of the Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme conduced the training in in collaboration with the MENA Region Initiative as a Model of Nexus Approach and Renewable Energy...› more

News  |   9 Feb 2018

Desalination // Action Group Renewable Energy Desalination contributed to EC positioning paper on Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus

The Renewable Energy Desalination Action Group, represented by Guillermo Zaragoza from CIEMAT-PSA, participated in the Workshop for the “EC Position Paper on the WEFE Nexus and SDGs” organised by DG DEVCO and JRC on 25-26 January...› more

News  |  12 Dec 2017

Water-Energy Nexus // "Make Water not War"

By Stefan Stahlberg. How Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan could find together through water-energy cooperation: the region can only meet the serious lack of water and increasing energy demand together.› more

Event  |   1 Dec 2017

Workshop // Water-Energy-Food Nexus Implementation in the Maghreb

The WEF nexus framework is particularly suited to the Maghreb region given the stressors, constraints and strong interdependencies between sectors. This international workshop will be a unique opportunity to transfer knowledge...› more

News  |  30 Nov 2017

MENA // Game-changing water solutions for the Middle East and North Africa

By Claudia W. Sadoff and Anders Jagerskog. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has become a hotspot of unsustainable water use, with more than half of current water withdrawals in some countries exceeding the amount naturally...› more

News  |  30 Nov 2017

حلول المياه في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا

أصبحت الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا منطقة مُهددة بالاستخدام غير المستدام للمياه، حيث تجاوز أكثر من نصف عمليات سحب المياه الحالية في بعض البلدان الكمية المتاحة طبيعيا. وعلى المدى البعيد، قد يكون لذلك عواقب وخيمة على نمو المنطقة...› more

Resource  |  30 Nov 2017

Research // Scenarios Framing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Challenges in the Mediterranean Area

By Rafael Rodriguez-Clemente. The water-food-energy nexus is a challenge in the Mediterranean area where the effect of climate change and unintended consequences of policies seeking to solve one part of the nexus end up worsening...› more

News  |  27 Nov 2017

MENA Region // Managing Water-Energy Nexus For Better Tomorrow

By Shahid Hasan. The world’s 7 billion people are dependent on just 3% (called freshwater) of the total volume of water on earth. The MENA region is home to 6.3 percent of world’s population but has access to measly 1.4 percent...› more

Workshops  |  24 Nov 2017

Workshop // The Nexus Approach and Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture, Tunis

Through carefully designed wastewater irrigation schemes, Tunisia has played a pivotal role in the region in promoting the safe use of wastewater in agriculture (SUWA). Within this context UNU-FLORES gladly accepted the...› more

MENA  |  14 Nov 2017

Horizon // Jordan joins Mediterranean research effort to tackle water, food insecurity

Jordan has become the 19th country to sign up to an international research effort to tackle water scarcity and food insecurity in the Mediterranean region. The agreement was signed in a ceremony at the World Science Forum in...› more

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