Events on the Nexus in the Middle East and North Africa Region — MENA

Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

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 ideas, technology and investment across borders and between the public and private sectors worldwide. The WFES brand brings together specialist exhibitors, technologies, speakers and insights covering Energy and Efficiency, Water, Solar, Mobility, Waste and Green Buildings.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Levant // Challenges and Opportunities

A growing number of countries in semi-arid and arid regions of the world are going to experience severe pressures on natural resources. By 2050, between 4.8 and 5.5 billion people will live under conditions of absolute water scarcity. This will render meaningful local agriculture and thus domestically achieved food security almost impossible.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Research Forum // The Water and Energy Nexus within a Trans-boundary Context: Middle Eastern and North American Perspectives

The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel are holding a one day Research Workshop (November 1) and a one day public Symposium (November 2) at York University on “The water and energy nexus within a trans-boundary context: Middle Eastern and North American perspectives”.

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Lectures

FAFS Lecture // Is Regional Integration in the Nile Basin possible? The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Practice

As part of the FAFS Lecture Series, ​FAFS and the Food Security Program invite you to an open lecture on "Is Regional Integration in the Nile Basin possible? The water-energy-food nexus in practice" by Dr. Harry Verhoeven.

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Workshops

International Workshop // "Water-Energy-Food Nexus Implementation in the Mashreq"

This international workshop will be a unique opportunity to transfer knowledge and help implementing the WEF concept in the Mashreq countries. The workshop will highlight several aspects of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: (Water regulation and policies, Water resources and sustainable development goals (SDGs), Desalination and the use of renewables, Wastewater treatment, Renewable and sustainable energy resources, integrated energy-water planning, Energy efficiency, Solar and wind energy potential,...

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Meetings & Roundtables

Meeting // The UfM Task Force on Water Finance and Water-Food-Energy Nexus

The Task Force on Water Finance and Water-Food-Energy Nexus is a initiative of the Union for the Mediterranean.

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Wetlands

SWWW 2018 Event // MENA Focus - Benefits for Ecosystems and Wetlands through the Nexus

In the Mediterranean, wetlands are among its richest ecosystems, providing exceptional value and services including water purification, flood control, carbon sink and shoreline stability. However, they are also among its most threatened ecosystems with more than half having disappeared during the 20th century, and most of the rest under degradation or artificialization, mainly through water over-abstraction, urban development and tourism expansion, pollution and drainage.

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News

Nexus in MENA // Nexus Session at the 3rd Arab Water Conference in Kuwait, 2-3 May, 2018

The Third Arab Water Conference in Kuwait included a working session on the water-energy-food (WEF) Nexus that convened on 3 May 2018. The conference was held alongside the 10th meeting of the Arab Ministerial Council for Water, led by the League of Arab States (LAS), and focused on the theme of “Arab Integration in Water Resources Management.”

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

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 is one of the topics of the event.

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Panel Discussions

Panel Discussion // The Water-Energy-Food-Population-Economy Nexus

The discussion will introduce findings and lessons from the MenaraH2020 project on economic, demographic and environmental trends and scenarios facing the MENA region. Organised by the American University of Beirut Food Security Program.

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