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

Amira Hosny, IWMI Communication Consultant, ReWater MENA 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…

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

Amira Hosny, IWMI Communication Consultant, ReWater MENA 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…

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Overcoming Water Reuse Misconceptions at Jordan’s Second National Learning Alliance

On Tuesday the 3rd of December 2019, ReWater MENA project carried out the second National Learning Alliance in Jordan. The NLA took place at the premises of a Community Based Organization (CBO) in the Northern Jordan Valley, where a group of approximately 25 diverse stakeholders were invited to participate. The…

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We can emulate Jordan’s best water reuse projects, ReWater MENA experts say

Jordan has a range of successful water reuse projects that could inspire other countries. Experts from the ReWater MENA project shared these, as they embark on a plan to expand reuse models in Wadi Assir and the Northern Valley of Jordan.   Among the projects with beneficial data is the…

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ReWater MENA project holds its first Lebanese National Learning Alliance

On Thursday 3rd of October (2019), the ReWater MENA project invited a diverse group of approximately 35 stakeholders to join the project’s first National Learning Alliance (NLA). The NLA took place at the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI) in Fanar-Lebanon where the group of participants had the opportunity to discuss…

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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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First National Learning Alliance meeting emphasizes value of reusing water in Jordan

The ReWater MENA project held its first National Learning Alliance (NLA) meeting in Jordan on 17 July 2019.  The aim of the meeting was to introduce the ReWater MENA project from a regional perspective to key stakeholders. Representatives from government, academia and non-governmental organizations participated. The program included an overview…

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“Wastewater isn’t about water, it’s about people”, researchers tell MENA gender experts and partners.

Unlocking the potential of gender mainstreaming in the MENA region’s water reuse sector was the focus of a 3-day workshop held from 18-20th June in Cairo. The workshop, convened by the ReWater MENA project, was designed to provide the participants with ideas on how to mainstream gender in their work…

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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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Field visit to Marsa Matrouh in Egypt

The ReWater MENA project team, accompanied by representatives from Lisode, conducted a field visit to a water and wastewater treatment plant in Matrouh on May 22, 2019. Matrouh is a coastal governorate located 440 kilometers northwest of Cairo, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The team met with Dr. Ibrahim Khaled, Chairman…

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Launch of a National Learning Alliance in Egypt

The ReWater MENA project launched its first national learning alliance (NLA) in Egypt on May 20, 2019. The NLA was organized by a project partner – the Center for Environment and Development of the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) – in cooperation with the project as well as the International…

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ReWater MENA Kicks off First National Steering Committee Meeting in Lebanon

As population grows and farming expands, the demand for water is steadily rising. Massive human displacement along with other pressures, such as climate change, further aggravates water stress in our region. To meet this challenge, we need innovative water management solutions, including more safe water reuse practices, an approach which…

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Field visits to Jordan Valley

On March 27, 2019, IWMI’s ReWater MENA Project team, accompanied by colleagues from the Royal Scientific Society (RSS), made field visits in the Jordan Valley to assess potential for the development of water reuse models. The visit began in the middle Jordan Valley (Al Aghwar Al Wosta) in Dir Ghalla,…

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Jordan’s first National Steering Committee meeting held

On March 26, 2019, the ReWater MENA project held Jordan’s first National Steering Committee (NSC) meeting at the Royal Scientific Society (RSS). The meeting brought together representatives from the Ministries of Water and Irrigation, Agriculture, Environment and Health as well as the Water Authority of Jordan, Jordan Valley Authority, International…

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ReWater MENA project calls for contributions to a regional sourcebook on water reuse

During a session held on April 1, 2019, at Land and Water Days, which took place in Cairo from March 31 to April 4, 2019, Javier Mateo Sagasta, leader of the ReWater MENA project (J.Mateo-Sagasta@cgiar.org), called for expressions of interest in contributing to a three-volume regional sourcebook. The first volume,…

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Egypt’s first National Steering Committee meeting held

On March 14, 2019, the ReWater Mena project held Egypt’s first National Steering Committee meeting, which brought together representatives from the uptake partners (Ministries of Agriculture, Environment and Housing); project partners leading implementation of project activities in Egypt at the local and national levels – the International Centre for Agriculture…

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ReWater MENA provides training in stakeholder engagement

The ReWater Mena project convened its partners in Cairo on February 12-14, 2019, for training in stakeholder engagement, facilitated by a consultancy firm. Partners took part in a simulation game dealing with project case studies to examine issues around strategic planning and management as well as different approaches to stakeholder…

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ReWater MENA visits two wastewater treatment facilities in the Bekaa region, Lebanon in December 2018

The IWMI Rewater MENA project team recently visited a number of stakeholders in Lebanon to explain the project’s objectives, outputs and potential benefits. During this visit, the team visited two wastewater treatment facilities in the Bekaa region of Lebanon. The objective was to meet the managers, understand how the facilities…

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ReWater MENA strengthens relations with partners

Throughout November 2018, ReWater MENA held a series of meetings with its donor and partners to discuss the project’s progress and plan next steps for implementation.

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ReWater MENA visits Kafr El Sheikh and Luxor governorates in Egypt

The IWMI ReWater Mena project team recently visited locations in Egypt to assess their potential for the development of promising water reuse models.

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IWMI launches ReWater MENA at Cairo Water Week

On October 17, 2018, ReWater MENA was inaugurated at Cairo Water Week.

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ReWater MENA hosts inception workshop in Cairo

On September 25-27, 2018, over 30 IWMI researchers and project partners convened at ReWater MENA’s inception workshop.

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