Project Profile

ReWater MENA: more and safer water reuse in Middle East and North Africa

Duration : April 10, 2018 - March 30, 2022

The Project will contribute to reducing water scarcity, increase resilience to climate change, and mitigate the impacts of human displacement on health and livelihoods. The proposed Project will address the challenges that currently limit opportunities to upscale and accelerate the expansion of wastewater reuse across the region. To achieve this the Project will create and support regional and national Learning Alliances in three countries (Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon). Drawing on experience in the region with existing wastewater reuse strategies, the Project will identify promising innovations and validated reuse models to resolve past management bottlenecks that constrain wastewater reuse.

Location(s): Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon
Project Contact: Mateo-Sagasta, Javier
Donor(s): SIDA
Research Collaborator(s) : Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA), Arab Water Council (AWC), Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region (CEDARE), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas,

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI