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Water of the Middle East and North Africa

Publications

Fanack Water’s publications focus on political issues, projects and technologies about water resources in the Middle East and North Africa. Just like our country reports, our in-depth and peer-reviewed publications include infographics and other visualised data. In addition to our in-depth publications, we also provide interviews with experts, blogs with opinions on latest developments, and reports on relevant events that involve water issues in the MENA region. You can find all our publications below.

What is causing the increase in drought and water scarcity in both countries? We could point at climate change as a main...
Traditional water systems in the MENA were used for collecting, transporting or storing of water. Several of these techn...
This invisible, yet reliable source of freshwater is under immense pressure due to overexploitation, deterioration of qu...
Balancing local and regional environmental peacebuilding with the risks of persecution or social ostracism thus remains ...
Ongoing disagreements over technical and legal issues concerning the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam...
With two dedicated sessions and a number of mentions throughout other presentations, the Nile Basin took the center stag...
Throughout history, the Nile River has been Egypt’s main artery of transport and communication as well as the source o...
The year 2018 was marked by a severe drought in Iraq, a formerly water-rich country. The water crisis is complex, howeve...
Held from 6-8 April 2019 at the University of Sulaimani, the forum set out to address some of these challenges in the 21...
The negative consequences of Middle Eastern regional conflicts for Jordan find an echo in climate change, which also agg...
The Middle East Desalination Center (MEDRC), headquartered in the capital Muscat, was founded in 1996. MEDRC is working ...
This article provides a summary of a five-day dialogue programme of meetings, presentations, discussions and field trips...
Fanack Water interviewed the ambitious al-Bulushi during the event, asking her about her project, her aspirations and vi...
What makes this particularly painful for that residents of Khuzestan is that the dams on the Karun are not only used for...
The ultimate goal of the programme is to create a generation of young professionals who are dedicated to solving the cur...
For the first time, an integrated assessment that includes climate change predictions, hydrological modelling and socio-...
Mohammad al-Hmaidi explains the challenges and achievements of the newly established Water Sector Regulatory Council (WS...
The Zayandehroud, which means ‘life-giving river’, is the largest river in central Iran and has traditionally been a...
The Iraqi Marshes are located in the lower Mesopotamian basin, in the vast floodplain wetlands created by the Tigris-Eup...
In 2016, Fanack, Land Life Company (LLC) and the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) initiated a pilot project ...
For many years, negotiations between Turkey and Syria over the Orontes or Asi River were linked to issues concerning th...
Wastewater treatment is the process of removing contaminants from water through engineered physical, chemical and biolog...
To mitigate water scarcity, the countries of the MENA region have substantially increased their investment and particip...
The water crisis in Gaza is steadily worsening for the past decade. The causes are rapid population growth; the overpump...
In response to the humanitarian water crisis in Gaza, the PWA initiated the Gaza Sustainable Water Supply Program (GSWSP...
With much of its land an arid, inhospitable desert, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, one of the world’s driest countri...
The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with an estimated 4,500 inhabitants per square k...
Fanack Water speaks to Tawfiq Habashneh, Secretary General of the Water Authority of Jordan, about supplying water to a ...
Fanack Water speaks to Professor Elias Salameh of the University of Jordan about possible solutions to Jordan’s water ...
If the water issue is not urgently addressed, the outlook for the future is catastrophic. Gaza’s growing population ne...
Gaza’s water crisis has been steadily worsening over recent decades. The area’s only source of fresh water is the Co...
Jordan’s water resources
The Red Sea-Dead Sea project. The catchment of the Dead Sea covers approximately 42,000km, stretching from southern Leba...