Chris Cormency is chief of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Cormency has long been following the water scarcity situation in the Middle East and Africa very closely, and in May 2021 he contributed to a discussion paper for UNICEF titled “The Ripple Effect of Cash-Based Programming on WASH Services in Informal Settlements in Lebanon.” In August 2021, he published a report for UNICEF on “The Impact of Water Scarcity on Children in the Middle East and North Africa.” Diwan interviewed Cormency for the occasion of World Water Day, on March 22. Readers can also read the long interview with Olivia Lazard from November 2020, in which she discusses how climate change will affect the Middle East, here.