Improving Livelihoods through Sustainable Water and Land Management in the Middle East: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Yemen.

Middle East Water and Livelihoods Initiative

Working towards a sustainable eco-system and improved rural livelihoods.

WLI aims to improve the livelihoods of rural households and communities in areas where water scarcity and quality deterioration as well as land degradation are prevalent. Research-based integrated water and land management strategies will initially be pilot-tested in selected benchmark sites that are representative of the three major agro-ecological zones in the region – rainfed, irrigated, and rangelands. The outcomes will then be scaled-out to other areas within the project countries and throughout the region.

WLI operates in seven countries and partners with National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS), regional universities, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and several U.S. universities.

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