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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..

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