The MENA water challenge The population of the MENA region has increased by more than fifty percent in the last two decades reaching 418 million in 2020 – and is expected to keep growing rapidly up to 680 million in 2050. Such population growth, together with a rapid urbanization, agricultural expansion and intensification and…
Team Youssef Brouziyne Country Representative – Egypt Regional Representative – Middle East & North AfricaInternational Water Management Institute (IWMI)
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Team Dr. Hussein El-Atfy Secretary generalArab Water Council (AWC)
Team Marie Therese Abi Saab Researcher, Irrigation and Mediterranean AgronomyLebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI)
Team Yasmeen K. Khashman Regional Training CoordinatorConsulting and Studies DirectorArab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA)
Team Khaled M. AbuZeid Senior Regional Water Resources DirectorCentre for Environment & Development for the Arab Region & Europe (CEDARE) “Wastewater, which increases with population increase, is the increasing renewable water resources for reuse in agriculture in the future”.
Team Moayied Assayed Director of Water, Environment & Climate Change CentreRoyal Scientific Society of Jordan (RSS) “I believe that wastewater treatment plants are in fact water resource recovery facilities. In Jordan, we no longer consider wastewater as a waste. Treated wastewater shares up to 20% of water budget in Jordan.…
Team Mohamed Tawfik PhD candidateWageningen University (WUR)
Team Bezaiet Dessalegn Livelihood and Gender SpecialistInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) “Gender based differences in perception, access and effects of using wastewater influences decisions to effectively tap into this invaluable resource”.