The importance of a meta-cluster in the Mediterranean region lies in its ability to connect and integrate various existing clusters, fostering collaboration and cooperation among diverse stakeholders. By creating an overarching framework, a meta-cluster facilitates the sharing of best practices, resources, and knowledge, leading to a more cohesive and efficient approach to addressing the water-energy-food nexus challenges. 

This roadmap outlines practical and strategic steps for the establishment and operation of a meta-cluster, taking into account sustainability measures from both a technical and financial perspective.