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Welcome to the WATER POrT E-Practicum – a data-base-like online tool, including a collection of good practices on water scarcity and drought management that can offer valuable lessons and prospects of repeatability.

It compiles more than 70 practical experiences related to management of water scarcity and drought in the MENA region and beyond, with the intention to make it accessible and enable all regional and national practitioners to create their own tailor-made approaches to address challenges related to management of water scarcity and droughts. Main topics covered are water demand-side management, handling drought periods, climate change effects and public awareness and participation. Structured in subcategories/tags accompanied by a search function, the database provides the users with an easier and faster access to the case study based on his/her interests.”

Water demand management

A Legal Framework for Auditing the Water Systems of Large-scale Consumers

Countries: Tunisia
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Economic instrument | Institutional measure | Urban water supply
Target audience: Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

A Smart Mix of Mutually Supportive Measures to Ensure a High Level of Water Service in Singapore Despite Scarce Water Resources

Level: National
Region: South Asia
Tags: Economic instrument | Institutional measure | Urban water supply
Target audience: Environmental authorities | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Adaptation to a Growing Population through the Decline of Per Capita Consumption Triggered by Increasing Block Tariffs — Rabat-Casablanca Costal Areas, Morocco

Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Economic instrument | Urban water supply
Target audience: Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Adaptation to Climate Change through Improved Water Demand Management in Irrigated Agriculture by Introduction of New Technologies and Best Agricultural Practices

Countries: Jordan | Tunisia
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Adaptation measure | Agriculture | Awareness raising | Stakeholder involvement
Target audience: Farmers | Local government/municipalities | National government | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university

Agriculture

Adaptation to Climate Change to Sustain Jordan’s MDG Achievements

Countries: Jordan
Level: Regional
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Adaptation measure | Agriculture | Capacity building & knowledge transfer
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Agreements on Groundwater Use To Mitigate The Devastating Effect Of Resource Depletion And Droughts On An Agricultural Area Of Morocco

Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Agriculture | Institutional measure
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | Regional government | Students/university | Water authorities

Water demand management

Agricultural Demonstration Pilot in the North-Western Sahara Aquifer System (SASS) Area

Countries: Tunisia
Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Agriculture | Awareness raising | Stakeholder involvement
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Farmers

Water demand management

Autonomous Desalination System Concepts for Sea Water and Brackish Water in Rural Areas with Renewable Energies – Potentials, Technologies, Field Experience, Socio-Technical and Socio-Economic Impacts. (ADIRA)

Countries: Egypt
Level: Regional
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Agriculture | Capacity building & knowledge transfer
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Water authorities | Water companies

Communication and participation

Capacity Building on Water Security and Climate Resilient Development

Countries: Tunisia
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Awareness raising | Stakeholder involvement
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government

Water demand management

Case Study At SONEDE, Tunisia: Tracking Illegal Consumption Among Drinking-Water-Utility Subscribers Based on An Existing Legal Framework Punishing Water Theft

Countries: Tunisia
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Economic instrument | Institutional measure | Urban water supply
Target audience: Environmental authorities | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Case Study on How a Public Drinking Water Utility Has Applied and Adapted the Progressive Tariff for Over 45 Years to Satisfy Its Financial Needs While Ensuring Affordability for Domestic Users and Providing Incentives to Rationalise Water Consumption

Countries: Tunisia
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Economic instrument | Urban water supply
Target audience: Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Water authorities | Water companies

Climate change

Climate Change Risk Management in Egypt (MDGF-1675)

Countries: Egypt
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Adaptation measure | Agriculture | Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Institutional measure | Planning & Policy
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

COLT Project: Real Time Agricultural Classification for Water Needs Estimation in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Level: National
Region: Europe
Tags: Agriculture | Institutional measure
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities

Climate change

Coordination between Sectors and Stakeholders in the Development of a National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions and Measurement, Reporting and Verification

Countries: Tunisia
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Awareness raising | Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Drought Response | Mitigation measure | Planning & Policy
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Water companies

Water demand management

Description of The Main Axes of The Strategy Adopted by The Tunisian Authorities Since The 1990s To Encourage Water Savings in Irrigated Perimeters and Their Concrete Results

Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Agriculture | Economic instrument | Institutional measure
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Water authorities

Water demand management

Development of A Water Consumption Model for The Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) Campus Female Students Dormitory (CFSD)

Countries: Jordan
Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Urban water supply
Target audience: Citizens | Environmental authorities | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Domestic Roof Top Rainwater Harvesting – A Case Study of Madgyal Village

Level: Local
Region: South Asia
Tags: Drought Response | Resilience | Urban water supply
Target audience: Citizens | NGOs and CSOs

Water demand management

Drinking Water Provision from Fog Harvesting in The Anti-Atlas Mountains in Morocco

Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Agriculture | Institutional measure
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Citizens | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Drought management

Drought Management Centre for South East Europe

Level: International
Region: Europe
Tags: Agriculture | Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Resilience
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Local government/municipalities | National government | Regional government | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Economic Impact of Agrometeorological Assistance- Cap Bon (Tunisia)

Countries: Tunisia
Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Agriculture | Capacity building & knowledge transfer
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Local government/municipalities | NGOs and CSOs | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Effect of Pricing Policy on Water Conservation: A Case Study from Abu Dhabi City, United Arab Emirates

Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Economic instrument | Urban water supply
Target audience: Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | Regional government | Water authorities | Water companies

Climate change

Enhancing The Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change

Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Adaptation measure | Agriculture | Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Institutional measure | Planning & Policy | Resilience
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Euro-Med Participatory Water Resources Scenarios - Improving Long-Term Access and Rights to Water for Local Populations in Egypt, Jordan And West Bank/Gaza

Countries: Egypt | Jordan
Level: Regional
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Awareness raising | Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Planning & Policy | Stakeholder involvement
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university

Communication and participation

Euro-Mediterranean Information System on The Know-how in The Water Sector (EMWIS/SEMIDE)

Countries: Egypt | Jordan | Tunisia
Level: International
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Awareness raising | Capacity building & knowledge transfer
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Citizens | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Agriculture

From Irrigated Agriculture to Solar Energy Farming in The Azraq Basin, Jordan

Countries: Jordan
Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Adaptation measure | Agriculture
Target audience: Farmers

Water demand management

Greywater Irrigation in Rural Areas of Jordan: Opportunities for Saving Fresh Water and Poverty Reduction

Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Agriculture
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Citizens | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Jordan

Implementation of Water-Efficient Landscape Programmes

Countries: Jordan
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Adaptation measure | Institutional measure | Planning & Policy | Urban water supply
Target audience: Local government/municipalities | NGOs and CSOs | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Improved Water Resources Security for Low-Income Rural and Urban Communities: Action Plan for the Yarmouk River Basin

Countries: Jordan
Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Planning & Policy | Stakeholder involvement | Urban water supply
Target audience: Farmers | NGOs and CSOs

Communication and participation

Improvement of Irrigation Water Management in Jordan and Lebanon (IRWA)

Countries: Jordan
Level: Regional
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Adaptation measure | Agriculture
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Citizens | Environmental authorities | Farmers | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Students/university

Instituting Water Demand Management in Jordan (IDARA)

Countries: Jordan
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Economic instrument | Institutional measure | Planning & Policy
Target audience: Citizens | Farmers | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | NGOs and CSOs | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Communication and participation

Institutional and Social Innovations in Irrigation — Mediterranean Management (ISIIMM)

Level: International
Region: Mediterranean region
Tags: Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Institutional measure | Stakeholder involvement
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Citizens | Environmental authorities | Farmers | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Integrated Water Resources Management Burkina Faso

Level: Local
Region: Africa
Tags: Integrated Water Resources Management
Target audience: Citizens | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Integrated Water Resources Management in The “Middle Olifants” River Basin, South Africa

Level: Regional
Region: Africa
Tags: Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Planning & Policy
Target audience: Citizens | Water authorities | Water companies

Communication and participation

Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning

Countries: Tunisia
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Adaptation measure | Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Planning & Policy
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Local government/municipalities | NGOs and CSOs | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Leak Detection and Repair to Improve Network Performance in Fez, Morocco

Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Urban water supply
Target audience: Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Water authorities | Water companies

Drought management

Mainstreaming Rio Convention Provisions into National Sectorial Policies (National Drought management strategy for Jordan)

Countries: Jordan
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Drought Response | Institutional measure | Planning & Policy
Target audience: National government | Water authorities

Drought management

MEDROPLAN - Mediterranean Drought Preparedness and Mitigation Planning

Level: International
Region: Mediterranean region
Tags: Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Planning & Policy | Stakeholder involvement
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university

Communication and participation

My Climate Change Responsibility

Countries: Tunisia
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Awareness raising
Target audience: Citizens | Local government/municipalities | NGOs and CSOs

Drought management

National Strategy for Low-Cost Water Harvesting Techniques: Case Study from Saint Catherine, South Sinai

Countries: Egypt
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Adaptation measure | Agriculture | Planning & Policy | Stakeholder involvement
Target audience: Local government/municipalities

Climate change

Nile Basin Adaptation to Water Stress

Level: International
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Adaptation measure
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Local government/municipalities | National government | Regional government | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Nile Basin Initiative DSS

Level: Regional
Region: Africa
Tags: Capacity building & knowledge transfer
Target audience: Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | Regional government | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Pairing Groundwater-Based Irrigation Well Registration with the Continuation of Electricity Subsidy for Water Pumping

Level: National
Region: North America
Tags: Agriculture | Economic instrument | Institutional measure
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | Regional government | Students/university | Water authorities

Water demand management

Pilot Project on the Use of Treated Wastewater for Irrigation at the Iaat Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Beqaa Valley, Lebanon

Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Agriculture | Economic instrument
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Climate change

Pilot project to protect low-lying areas using dykes as a soft-structure technique

Level: National
Region: Africa
Tags: Agriculture
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | National government | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities

Water demand management

Polluted Drainage Water: Natural In-Stream Remediation

Countries: Egypt
Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags:
Target audience: Citizens | Farmers | Local government/municipalities | Water authorities

Water demand management

Private sector participation in water management: Amman water management contract case study

Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Economic instrument | Institutional measure | Urban water supply
Target audience: Local government/municipalities | National government | Regional government | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Providing sustainable drinking water services in rural Africa with the application of modern technologies

Level: Local
Region: Africa
Tags: Economic instrument
Target audience: Citizens | Local government/municipalities | NGOs and CSOs | Water companies

Water demand management

Rainwater harvesting in the water and sanitation plumbing code for Jordan

Countries: Jordan
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Economic instrument | Institutional measure | Urban water supply
Target audience: Citizens | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Reducing non-revenue water by improving billing and collection: Case study of micro-private sector participation in Madaba, Jordan

Countries: Jordan
Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Economic instrument | Institutional measure | Urban water supply
Target audience: Citizens | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Reduction of Non-Revenue Water in Limassol, Cyprus

Level: Local
Region: Europe
Tags: Economic instrument | Urban water supply
Target audience: Environmental authorities | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Drought management

Regional Action Plan against Desertification (PARLCD)

Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Planning & Policy | Stakeholder involvement
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Local government/municipalities | NGOs and CSOs

Water demand management

Regional Coordination on Improved Water Resources Management and Capacity Building Program (RCIWRM)

Countries: Egypt | Jordan | Tunisia
Level: Regional
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Agriculture | Awareness raising | Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Stakeholder involvement
Target audience: Environmental authorities | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Review of the Tunisian experience in treated wastewater reuse from the beginning of the 1960s, with a focus on results and the legal and regulatory measures taken to encourage the process

Countries: Tunisia
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Agriculture | Economic instrument | Institutional measure
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Water authorities | Water companies

Climate change

Roots up - A multifunctional greenhouse to grow food and collect water

Level: Local
Region: Africa
Tags: Adaptation measure | Agriculture | Capacity building & knowledge transfer
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university

Drought management

Roots Up: A multifunctional greenhouse to grow food and collect water

Level: Local
Region: Africa
Tags: Adaptation measure | Agriculture | Capacity building & knowledge transfer
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Local government/municipalities | National government | Regional government | Scientists | University

Water demand management

Segmentation of the drinking water distribution network combined with a meter installation programme as the foundation to reduce non-revenue water (NRW) in Tizi Ouzou, Algeria

Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Urban water supply
Target audience: Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Water authorities | Water companies

Communication and participation

South Sudan Training and Capacity Building in Water Resources

Level: Regional
Region: Africa
Tags: Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Institutional measure
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities

Water demand management

Stakeholder participatory sustainable water management at farm level (MEDWA)

Countries: Jordan
Level: Regional
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Institutional measure | Planning & Policy | Stakeholder involvement
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Drought management

Strengthening National Capacities to Manage Water Scarcity and Drought in West Asia and North Africa - Project 121C "ROA-207"

Countries: Egypt | Jordan | Tunisia
Level: Regional
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Adaptation measure | Capacity building & knowledge transfer | Drought Response | Institutional measure | Planning & Policy
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university

Communication and participation

Strengthening Water Management Transfer (SWMT)

Countries: Egypt
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Agriculture | Planning & Policy | Stakeholder involvement
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Farmers | Local government/municipalities | National government

Water demand management

Sustainable concepts towards a zero outflow municipality (Zer0-M)

Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Capacity building & knowledge transfer
Target audience: Environmental authorities | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Communication and participation

Sustainable Water Management in Agriculture in Tunisia

Countries: Tunisia
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Adaptation measure | Agriculture | Capacity building & knowledge transfer
Target audience: Farmers | NGOs and CSOs | Students/university | Water companies

Water demand management

Upgrading the WWTP to Provide Treated Wastewater Effluent for Agricultural Purposes in Cyprus

Level: National
Region: Europe
Tags: Agriculture | Economic instrument
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Waste Water Reuse for Agriculture Pilot Project at the Jordan University of Science and Technology

Countries: Jordan
Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Agriculture
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Wastewater reuse for reforestation in Luxor, Egypt

Countries: Egypt
Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Agriculture | Institutional measure
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Scientists | Water authorities

Water demand management

Water Auditing and Retrofitting of the Ministry of Awqaf, Islamic Affairs and Holy Places, Jordan

Countries: Jordan
Level: National
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Institutional measure | Urban water supply
Target audience: Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Water harvesting from concentrated runoff for irrigation purposes in Boqueras, Spain

Level: Local
Region: Mediterranean region
Tags: Agriculture
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Citizens | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government

Water demand management

Water Loss Control Programme in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Level: Local
Region: Latin America and Caribbean
Tags: Urban water supply
Target audience: Environmental authorities | Industry/business | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Students/university | Water authorities | Water companies

Climate change

Water Management Model for the Niger River Basin

Level: International
Region: Africa
Tags: Agriculture | Economic instrument | Mitigation measure
Target audience: Environmental authorities | Farmers | Local government/municipalities | National government | Regional government | Water authorities | Water companies

Water demand management

Water runoff harvesting for olive plantations in Syria through annually reconstructed V-shaped micro-catchments, enhanced by downslope ploughing

Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Agriculture
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Citizens | Environmental authorities | Farmers | Local government/municipalities | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government

Water demand management

Water user associations: Participative irrigation management in the Jordan valley

Countries: Jordan
Level: Local
Region: MENA Region
Tags: Agriculture | Economic instrument | Institutional measure
Target audience: Agricultural authorities | Citizens | Environmental authorities | Farmers | National government | NGOs and CSOs | Regional government | Students/university | Water authorities