WeWorld GVC, the Palestinian partner of the MENAWARA project, held a stakeholder meeting in recent days, hosted in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture – Nablus branch.
The stakeholders have agreed to create a User Association. Early next year, a meeting will be organized with the farmers to set up a timetable and to discuss an internal chart for the Association with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture.
It was also agreed to open the dialogue between stakeholders at governorate level, and prepare recommendations in line with the national policies that are already encouraging the reuse, and support reducing the pressure on domestic water.
MENAWARA project (Non Conventional WAter Re-use in Agriculture in MEditerranean countries) is designed to enhance access to water through the treatment of wastewater to be re-used as complementary irrigation and to strengthen the capacity of governmental institutions, non-state actors operating in the sector, technicians, and farmers in Italy, Spain, Palestine, Jordan and Tunisia. It will last until August 2022 and has a total budget of €2.4 million (EU contribution: €2.2 million).