“Participatory” water and wastewater governance: an enabling development approach...or business as usual?
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 we need - as development professionals in the water sector - to achieve development goals (e.g. SDG 6)?
The Gender Mainstreaming workshop brought together representatives from Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Ghana.
“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 plans.
4th National Steering Committee Meeting
On June 28th, 2021, ReWater MENA project in partnership with the Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), organized the 4th National Steering Committee (NSC) Virtual Meeting in Egypt to discuss the progress made in "Egypt 2030 Water Reuse Targets". The objective of the meeting was to update the (NSC) on the results of the latest NLA meeting and to discuss the upcoming National Learning Alliance (NLA) Dialogue.
5th Arab Water Forum on Arab Water Security for Peace & Sustainable Development
The series of triennial Arab Water Forum (AWF) is considered the most important water-related event in the Arab region.
A Comprehensive Assessment on Water Reuse Potential in Irrigation in Lebanon
Water scarcity and pollution are major threats for human development in the Middle East, and Lebanon is no exception. Wastewater treatment and its reuse in agriculture can contribute to addressing the increasing water crisis in the region. But, what is the actual potential of water reuse as a solution for agriculture in Lebanon?
A Dialogue on the Local and National Targets of Egypt’s 2030 for Water Reuse at the Fourth NLA meeting
ReWater MENA project, in cooperation with the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), organized the Fourth National Learning Alliance (NLA) Virtual Dialogue in Egypt on Water Reuse to validate the national and local targets for water reuse 2030.
A new IWMI book will bring new insights and recommendations for more and safer water reuse in MENA
Recycling water could supplement, or substitute water needs in sectors suffering from water shortage, reduce groundwater pumping and alleviate the use of freshwater in the agricultural sector, researchers of the "Water reuse in Middle East and North Africa: A sourcebook” have reported.
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Wastewater ready for pumping into the biogas digester (photo credit:ILRI/Albert Mwangi)
Addressing antibiotic resistance in the Jordan Valley
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) also known as the silent pandemic, is a serious global health threat and low- and middle-income countries are likely to be the most affected in terms of economic burden and public health.