In response to water and climate change challenges in Egypt, the Government of the United Kingdom has funded a five-year “Al Murunah” Project with the objective of increasing water security in the MENA region through the integration of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) and Agricultural Water Management (AWM) in the face of climate change and land degradation.
The initiative is targeting four countries – Jordan, Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), and Egypt starting from 2022 to 2027 and the primary target groups are women and youth who live in the Ezbat Al- Hamra, El Beheira Governorate. The project will be implemented by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in partnership with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE). It will strengthen and catalyse national capacities for the implementation and upscaling of integrated NBS/AWM in Izbet Al-Hamra, El Beheira Governorate. The project will develop action-oriented field demonstrations and recommendations that overcome technical and non-technical barriers to the uptake and long-term sustainability of NBS/AWM.