Interdependence between water, energy and food
The Arab region is a hyper-arid area, where the renewable water resources in all the countries fall below the 1,000 cubic meters per person per annum threshold. In most countries, the water resources fall below the 500 cubic meters acute water scarcity threshold. Climate change has amplified the situation and increased the interdependence between water, energy and food.
Adopting a nexus approach that seeks to optimize sectoral potential by identifying untapped synergies and minimizing trade-offs between sectors is a necessary step due to resource interdependence, competing demands, climate resilience, sustainable development, efficient resource use, cross-sector collaboration, and economic gains. The Nexus addresses conflicts and promotes resilience in the face of climate change. Integrated planning aligns policies, enhances efficiency, and fosters collaboration for equitable solutions while yielding economic benefits and sustainable growth.
Thriving Solutions focuses on supporting countries in the region transition to a green economy by using an integrated management approach of limited resources, while ensuring social governance and equity.