ReWater MENA Project

In many parts of the world, there is not enough water to meet growing demand. One promising solution is smart use of water that has already been previously used. Water can be used in cities and reused in agriculture with benefits for all.  Drawing on experience with water reuse strategies already developed in the region, the ReWater MENA project will identify promising innovations and validated reuse.  Under funding from the Swedish SIDA, and the leadership of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), CEDARE in cooperation with other partners embarked in 2018 on a 4-year project that will help expand the safe reuse of water in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).  The project will address barriers to reuse in the region and promote safe reuse practices that improve food safety, health and livelihoods, with the aim of resolving past management bottlenecks. These include cultural barriers, institutional fragmentation, inappropriate regulations and lack of financial models for cost recovery. With a focus on Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, the project will facilitate inclusive and participatory engagement with stakeholders, to support the development and uptake of project results.  CEDARE is implementing some of the ReWater project activities in Egypt that has to do with convening Water Reuse Learning Alliance stakeholders and developing a 2030 National Water Reuse Strategy.

Second National Steering Committee Meeting, ReWater Egypt, CEDARE, Cairo, December 18, 2019

Egypt’s 2nd National Steering Committee (NSC) meeting was held in Cairo’s Center for Environment and Development for The Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) which brought members together to share achievements, challenges, and guide future strategies on the 18th of December, 2019.

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CEDARE Launching First National Learning Alliance, ReWater Egypt, Cairo, May 20, 2019

CEDARE launched the ReWater MENA project first National Learning Alliance (NLA) Workshop in Egypt on May 20, 2019. The project is funded by the Swedish SIDA and lead by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 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 NLA workshop.

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First National Steering Committee Meeting, ReWater Egypt, CEDARE, Cairo, March 14, 2019

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. Read more…

IWMI launches ReWater MENA at Cairo Water Week, Cairo, October 17, 2018

To promote the safe reuse of treated wastewater in the Middle East and North Africa, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and its partners have launched ReWater MENA, a 4-year regional project with specific activities in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. Drawing on experience with existing water reuse strategies in the region, the project will identify promising innovations and validated models to address management bottlenecks that constrain water reuse. Read more…