Nexus Fact Sheet // The Nexus Regional Dialogue in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region phase I
The WEF Nexus approach assists MENA in achieving the SDGs and mandates of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. The approach enables systems thinking and organisational learning among the sectors. It can substantially improve the sustainable use of scarce resources and reduce risks to the supply of the essential human needs for water, food and energy.
Priority Nexus interests for the MENA region include
- solar desalination, using solar energy to treat and reuse wastewater
- solar water pumping, and
- investments in biofuels and offshore agriculture to ensure food security and preserve scarce water resources.
The MENA Nexus Regional Dialogue seeks to generate discussion about water, energy and food security. By engaging members of the Arab Ministerial Water Council (AMWC), the Arab Ministerial Council on Electricity (AMCE) and the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment (CAMRE), the NRD aims to obtain support from these councils and the various national governments.
Activities and Outcomes of the Nexus Regional Dialogue in the MENA Region phase I (2016 - 2019)
Human Capacity Development
- Nexus Workshop // Integration of Water and Agriculture Sectors: Concepts and Applications
- Nexus Blog // Workshop on Transboundary Water Cooperation in the MENA Region in Beirut
- Nexus Regional Dialogue MENA // Benefits, Risks, Policy Options and Innovative Financing Models of SPIS
- Nexus Regional Dialogue MENA // A National Dialogue in Khartoum on Water, Energy and Food Nexus
- Nexus in MENA // Joint FAO-GIZ Session on SPIS with Water-Energy-Food Nexus Focus at Cairo Water Week
- Training Slides // Urban Nexus in the MENA Region
Reports and Assessments
- MENA Policy Brief Series // The WEF Nexus in the Arab Region
- SPIS Study // Impact of Solar Pumping Irrigation Systems in Tunisia
- Water-Energy-Food Nexus Assessment of Solar Energy Farming Interactions // The Azraq Case in Jordan with Insights from India
- Project Report // National Policy Guidelines for Mainstreaming the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
- Project Report // Lessons Learnt Report from Mainstreaming the Water-Energy-Food Security (WEF) Nexus
- Project Report // Options for a Nexus Coordination Mechanism for the League of Arab States
- Project Report // Regional Policy Guidelines for Mainstreaming the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
- Project Report // Mainstreaming the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus into Sectoral Policies and Institutions in the Arab Region