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Water Reuse in the Arab World: From Principle to Practice

A summary of the findings of the Expert Consultation Meeting on Wastewater Management in the Arab World, convened in Dubai in May 2011.
Arab nations have historically played a lead role in the development of innovative water solutions with noteworthy achievements including global leadership in desalination, dam infrastructure and drip irrigation. Nonetheless, the challenge of optimizing water management remains an important priority across the Arab world.

In May 2011, the Arab Water Council, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture and Islamic Development Bank convened the “Expert Consultation Meeting on Wastewater Management in the Arab World”. The objective of the meeting was to better quantify the status and lessons learned on water reuse in the Arab world. Guided by the mission to maximize the economic, social and environmental benefits from water reuse in Arab countries, the Consultation provided a platform for dialogue among Arab water experts on priorities and synergies for advancing water reuse management in the Arab region.