“Participatory” water and wastewater governance: an enabling development approach…or business as usual?

Blog Post written by: Mohamed Hassan Tawfik Citizens’ participation in water resources management is a buzz word that has received attention from donor organisations and governments. Participatory approaches are implemented in countless development projects and programs, particularly in developing countries. But the question is, what sort of “participatory” governance do…

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Egypt’s Second National Steering Committee Amps Up to Confront ReWater’s Challenges

With Egypt’s National Steering Committee’s (NSC) members working steadily and ceaselessly towards competently implementing the ReWater project, a number of 14 representatives affiliated to diverse entities, elevated collaboration for combating challenges to higher levels.   Egypt’s Second NSC meeting was held in Cairo’s Center for Environment and Development for The…

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Partners gather with SIDA to highlight the ReWater MENA project’s breakthroughs

IWMI’s MENA office organized and hosted a fruitful meeting in Cairo on the 10th of December 2019. The ReWater MENA project’s partners’ remarkable gathering was attended by 10 distinct representatives, comprising 3 of which were delegates of the project’s donor; the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The representatives from…

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ReWater MENA project kicks off water reuse field trials in Lebanon: Results will inform the formulation of reuse norms and demonstrate the effectiveness of on-farm practices for safe water reuse

In July 2019, the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI), a key partner of the ReWater MENA project in Lebanon, kicked off a two year-field trial in the Bekaa valley. Established at LARI’s Tel Amara station in central Bekaa, on the right bank of the Litani River, this pilot will serve…

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Examining Participatory Approaches to Water Reuse: Lebanese Experts Gear Up for Process Design at ReWater Event

With public participation seen as key to long-term results, IWMI’s ReWater MENA project is working with local partners to build skills and launch participatory processes. The SIDA funded- project in Lebanon recently facilitated a three-day training on «Public Participation» at the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI), from 27 to 29…

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