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.
ReWater MENA project team, accompanied by representatives from Lisode met with Dr. Ibrahim Khaled, Chairman of Matrouh Water and Wastewater Company
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 first National Learning Alliance in Egypt brought together diverse stakeholders.
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 Center for Agricultural Research (ICARDA). CEDARE and ICARDA are leading the implementation of project activities in Egypt. Lisode, the project partner responsible for stakeholder engagement, facilitated brainstorming and discussions during the launch event.
Gihan Bayoumi
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 (, called for expressions of interest in contributing to a three-volume regional sourcebook.
First National Steering Committee meeting
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 in the Dry areas (ICARDA) and Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE); and representatives from the Arab Water Council (AWC) and International Water Management Institute (IWMI), which leads the project.
Training of ReWater Mena project partners on stakeholders engagement
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 engagement.
Gihan Bayoumi/IWMI
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.
Chandrashekhar Biradar/ICARDA
IWMI launches ReWater MENA at Cairo Water Week
On October 17, 2018, ReWater MENA was inaugurated at Cairo Water Week.
Michelle Ng/IWMI
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.