May, June 2017 – “WEN” Roundtable Events

The Water & Energy Nexus project held National Round Table events  in Ramallah, Jerusalem and Amman during May and June.  The roundtables included presentations on water, energy and geopolitics, followed by an open discussion session where participants from the governments, private sector, academia and civil society provided feedback on the preliminary findings of the pre-feasibility study that is being conducted as part of the project.

Beyond the natural resource issues at stake, everyone seemed to agree on the importance of such an innovative approach for peace building and mitigating the impact of climate change on future generations.

It was encouraging to hear that all attendees expressed their initial support for the project, followed with thoughtful, important feedback that the next stage of research will seek to incorporate.