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 Regional Workshop on

“Water-Energy-Food-Nexus in MENA Region”

November 11-17, 2018, Aswan, Egypt

Water-energy-food NEXUS is central to sustainable development in MENA region. Demand for these domains is increasing, driven with a rising global population, changing diets, rapid urbanization and economic growth. Agriculture considers the largest consumer of the world’s freshwater resources, and hence more than one-quarter of the energy consumed globally is expended on food production and supply. The linkages between these essential domains require a suitably integrated approach to ensuring water and food security, and sustainable agriculture and energy production worldwide.

As agriculture set to remain the biggest user of water into the middle of this century, efficiency measures along the entire agri-food technologies can help save water and energy, such as precision irrigation based on information supplied by water providers, which can motivate farmers to invest in their systems to ensure the best returns from their water investment.


The experts are engaged with addressing key challenges that will require a Nexus approach which include:

  • Agriculture can produce 30-50% more food by 2030
  • Energy needs will increase by 40% by 2030
  • Demand for water will exceed global availability by 40 % in 2030

International cooperation should reinforce the links between research centers, universities, stakeholders, and decision makers. It is of particular importance to encourage scientists to work on joint projects, to contribute to knowledge transfer and to enhance the societal dialogue. Thus, expert workshop aims to:

  • Exchange knowledge and share information in water-energy-food challenges and solutions
  • Establish a sustainable network of water experts in the MENA region.


For further information, please download the workshop flyer: Flyer Regional Workshop

For application use this link: offline

The application deadline has expired on 22 August 2018!!!

Please note: Arrival date is 11 November 2018 and departure date is 17.11.2018.

Details for abstract submission:

For extended abstract paper submission please  c a r e f u l l y  read and use the following template: Template-for-Abstract (Deviations will not be accepted).

Details for full paper submission (Workshop Book):

The authors of the accepted abstracts are  requested to submit a full paper and to sign and submit a copyright agreement until 05 November 2018.

The authors are further requested to prepare the full paper according to the guidelines below. The full papers are printed in a Workshop Book with associated ISBN number (Cuvillier Publisher, Germany).



Guidelines for Full Paper

The submission of the full paper and copyright agreement is made through: publishing-exceed@tu-bs.de