Bassel Daher, Ph.D.

Agriculture in a Water Scarce World

According to the McKinsey report (2009), the world is facing a water scarcity challenge agriculture is its predominant consumer. It accounts for approximately 3100 billion percent of global water withdrawals today and is expected to increase 2030. This increase is due to a number of factors: growing population and the ever necessity to cater for […]

MENA Policy Brief Series // The WEF Nexus in the Arab Region

The WEF Nexus in the Arab Region Series is published by the League of Arab States (LAS), with technical and financial support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The series comprises 6 policy briefs with different focus areas on the implementation of the WEF Nexus in the MENA region. All policy briefs are […]

Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Bridging Science and Policy Making

Water, energy, and food security underpin nations’ well-being, and global sustainability. Awareness of the tight interconnections between these three resource systems is not new. Nevertheless, a combination of intensifying demands on resources, increasing uncertainty of external pressures, and resource scarcity have intensified the interlinkages and amplified the cost of inaction and mismanagement. Policy decisions made […]

Multi-stakeholder Dialogue: Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus and Implementing the SDGs

Building on the strong policy messages and momentum established through a growing coalition of global partners at the Stockholm World Water Week (2016) and the XVI World Water Congress in Cancun (2017), the World Water Forum in Brasilia (2018) hosted a High Level Panel (HLP) linked to the theme of Development (Water for Sustainable Development), […]