Addressing Water Scarcity in the MENA Region through Capacity Building and Partnership – Webinar Recording

An initiative of the IHE Delft Water and Development Partnership Programme (DUPC) and TheWaterChannel

Background and Thematic Focus

The Middle East and Northern Africa region (MENA) represents one of the driest regions of the world – at the same time water scarcity is getting ever more severe under climatic change, increasing water demands from all sectors, and unsustainable water resources management. In this context, the Water and Development Partnership Programme (DUPC2) has supported many projects aiming to address water scarcity, ranging from scientific assessments, innovations, to capacity development and fostering partnerships.

This webinar will synthesize insights and experience from different DUPC2 projects on the values of capacity building and partnerships in addressing water scarcity in the MENA region.

You can download the presentations here.


  • Rehab Abdalmohsen, Science Journalist specializes in reporting on the Nile Basin and MENA water issues.
  • Sharine El Wattar, Program Design and Coordination lead – UNDP in Egypt
  • Prof. Dr. Felix Mtalo Department of Water Resources Engineering, University of Dar es Salaam
  • Shreedhar Maskey, Associate Professor of Hydrology & Water Resources IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
  • Schalk Jan van Andel, Associate Professor of Hydroinformatics, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
  • Panel discussion convener: Brahim Jrah – Senior Business Development Manager, Middle East and Africa
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December 14, 2023  
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