water scarcity

Webinar

Webinaire à venir (en français) : H2O Maghreb – une formation innovante pour les jeunes professionnels du secteur de l’eau

Compte-tenu de sa croissance démographique, de son urbanisation rapide et de son économie en plein développement, lesquelles résultent en une augmentation de la demande en eau, la lutte contre la pénurie d’eau est devenue une priorité nationale au Maroc.

Ce webinaire, prévu le jeudi 3, octobre présentera le projet H2O Maghreb, un partenariat public-privé qui a pour but d’améliorer les pratiques industrielles et municipales de gestion de l'eau au Maroc d'une manière inclusive et durable.

Webinar

Upcoming Webinar: H2O Maghreb – Providing Innovative Training for Young Water Professionals

Mitigating water scarcity is a national priority in Morocco, where a growing population, rapid urbanization, and developing economy are increasing the country’s demand for water. This webinar will present information on the H2O Maghreb project, a public-private partnership initiative that aims to improve industrial and municipal water management practices in an inclusive and sustainable way.

Research/Study

A Local Systems Analysis for Rural Water Services Delivery in South Ari and Mile, Ethiopia

This report provides a synthesis of various rural water studies and systems analyses undertaken in two rural woredas (districts) in Ethiopia: South Ari, in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR), and Mile, in the Afar Region. The Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership conducted these assessments with representatives from local government and the USAID Lowland WASH Activity. The baseline studies include an asset inventory, service delivery assessment, life-cycle cost analysis, sustainability check, organizational network analysis, and factor mapping.

Evaluation

Final Performance Evaluation of the Further Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative (FABRI)

Report

The Role of Desalination in an Increasingly Water-Scarce World

The cost of desalination has been plummeting over the years. As a result, desalination has become a viable option for certain strategic uses. Today, over 20,000 desalination plants in more than 150 countries supply about 300 million people with freshwater every day. Initially a niche product for energy rich and water scarce cities, particularly in the Middle East, the continued decrease in cost and environmental viability of desalination has the potential to significantly expand its use - particularly for rapidly growing water scarce coastal cities.

Report

Resilience in Action: Changing Horizons in Ethiopia's Drylands

Ethiopia’s enormous pastoral population is estimated at 12 to 15 million people, the majority of whom live in the arid or semi-arid drylands that cover about 60 percent of the country. Following the famine of 2003— that left one-fifth of Ethiopia’s population without food and tens of thousands dead from starvation—USAID used the funding for the famine response to initiate the Pastoralists Livelihoods program to improve and strengthen the status of this population. This established the foundation and basis of our interventions in these regions.

Final Report

Participatory Planning for Improving Water Use Efficiency in River Basins

Due to its geographical location and to the natural features of its climate, the MENA region figures historically among the most water scarce areas of the world and water management issues have always represented significant challenges. However, the region now faces an increasing and alarming water scarcity due to the growing pressure on water resources induced by the economic development and demographic growth.

Report

Utilizing Solar Energy for Water Pumping and Brackish Water Desalination in Agriculture

Increasing demand for agricultural crops has put an increased strain on limited freshwater resources in Jordan and Palestine. The area currently has shortages in freshwater and an abundant supply of saline water which has not been utilized for agriculture due to the economics associated with pumping and desalinization mainly from limited availability to electricity and high running cost of the alternative diesel generators.