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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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Resource  |  31 Aug 2017

Water-Food Nexus // Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture: A Workshop on Policy and Implementation for Iran

By Hiroshan Hettiarachchi, Reza Ardakanian, UNU-FLORES. Workshop proceedings. Growing population, decreasing rainfall, increased extraction of both surface and groundwater resources, and adoption of development-oriented...› more

Implementation and Case Studies  |  14 Jul 2017

Water-Energy Nexus // Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships

By IEA Bioenergy and Global Bioenergy Partnership. The 20 examples presented in this publication illustrate an encouraging variety both in terms of bioenergy systems and geographical distribution, and they all show how solutions...› more

Media  |   6 Jul 2017

Financial Tribune // Morocco to Build Largest Seawater Desalination Plant

The project will be developed by Abengoa, a Spain-based company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, in the Agadir region in partnership with the National Office...› more

Media  |   3 Jul 2017

Info Médiaire // Morocco launches world-largest project for desalination of shared seawater for irrigation and drinking water fueled by renewable energies

The National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fishing, Rural Development, Water and Forests have signed a public-private partnership for this project in the Souss Massa...› more

Implementation and Case Studies  |  26 Jun 2017

WaCClim Case Study // Water-Energy-Climate Nexus in Jordan

Jordan is the world ́s second most water-scarce country. Energy consumption accounts for around 73 percent of Jordan’s national emissions and 15 % of these are attributed to the water sector. Water pumping is responsible for the...› more

Implementation and Case Studies  |  13 Jun 2017

Coping with Water Scarcity under Changing Climate Conditions // Best Practices and Innovations on Trial

A collection of 15 case studies from the MENA region by GIZ and the Mediterranean Environmental Network (MEN), based either on their success – then called a ‘Best Practice’ – or on their inspiring, innovative ideas, called an...› more

Projects  |   2 Jun 2017

Water-Food Nexus // Programme "Remote Sensing for Water Productivity"

This programme will assist the Member Countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in monitoring water productivity, identifying water productivity gaps, proposing solutions to reduce these gaps...› more

News  |  31 May 2017

MENA // Water Energy Food Nexus as a Key Driver for Achieving the SDGs in the Arab Region

By Nisreen Lahham. Under the auspices of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States (LAS) organized the "Arab Sustainable...› more

Slides  |  30 May 2017

Presentation // The Nexus between Energy, Food, and Water Security in the Arabian Gulf

Presentation by Jean-Marc Rickli and Joaan Bin Jassim.› more

Policy Papers  |  24 May 2017

Policy Brief // Enhancing regional cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa through the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus

By Rana El Hajj, Nadim Farajalla, Tessa Terpstra andv Anders Jägerskog. Water, energy and food resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are in a critical situation in general but with interregional variations....› more

Resource  |  10 May 2017

Fact Sheet //The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme

The Nexus Dialogues Programme Phase I (2016-2018), funded by the EU and BMZ, resulted from international efforts to operationalise the Nexus approach. The programme is designed to stimulate five Nexus Regional Dialogues (NRDs)...› more

Policy Papers  |   4 May 2017

MENA // Food and Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa

By NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA), ed. by Osman Askin Bak. For many years, the Science and Technology Committee (STC) of the NATO PA has underlined that natural resource constraints should be a concern for the transatlantic...› more

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 Triangle 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

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