The second WEF-CAP Policy Brief analyzes Egypt's challenges to innovate in the Water-Energy-Food sector
Many countries suffer from water scarcity as the whole Middle East and North African (MENA) region is considered the most water-scarce region in the world, with 18 out of the 22 countries of this region below the renewable water resources scarcity annual threshold of 1,000 m3 per capita per year. The shortage of freshwater in the region is aggravated by reliance on transboundary water resources, poor water quality, barriers to accessibility due to occupation and conflict, climate change, inefficient use of water (with agriculture already consuming almost four fifths of the region’s freshwater) and rapid population growth. At the same time, the region is faced with serious threats with regards to its food security.
The second Policy Brief, which is produced as part of the series of Policy Briefs undertaken in partnership between FEMISE, RSS, ANPE, CRES, UNICT, UAB and ECITD in the WEF-CAP project, is entitled: Opportunities for an Integrated Water-Energy-Food Nexus approach in the MENA region: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon & Tunisia by Dr. Maryse Louis & Ms. Sophie Dahdouh, FEMISE.