American Univesity of Beirut

DAWWERA: Designing Alternatives for Water, Waste and Energy in Rural Areas

​Implemented in Lebanon

​DAWWERA initiative was launched by ESDU in partnership with Berytech and Sustain the World organization. DAWWERA aims at enhancing and empowering small-scale food producers in the rural areas by integrating Circular Economy principles into their practices.​

DAWWERA initiative employs an innovative method based on “systems thinking” to map out all the interconnections between the food sector and all relevant sectors, namely: waste, water and energy. The initiative adopts participatory interventions to assess and address local and urgent challenges of rural communities.​​


  • DAWWERA aims at empowering stakeholders in the water-energy-waste and food nexus through integrating circular economy approach that considers the linkages between these sectors, while capturing the social, economic, and environmental aspects. 


  • DAWWERA's vision is to transform the water-energy-waste and food sectors in Lebanon to embrace a circular and self-sufficient approach.

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