A Mediterranean Water And Journalism forum for sustainable development

A Mediterranean Water And Journalism forum for sustainable development

AMWAJ Forum 2018 in Barcelona is a full two day programme conceived to promote knowledge exchange, enable challenging discussions, strengthening partnerships and broaden network for social entrepreneurs, researchers and journalists of the Mediterranean regions.
The forum will deepen your skills to accurately communicate about the transversal theme of water in society and get inspired by innovative projects that are shaping the industry and effectively influence policy-making towards sustainable development.

Founder’s Statement

Stuart Reigeluth Founder, Revolve Media

Connecting environmental sustainability and social entrepreneurship, AMWAJ is an International forum bringing together young professional journalists, researchers, policy-makers and business leaders to advance sustainable development around the Euro-Mediterranean and Middle East regions.

AMWAJ stands for A Mediterranean Water And Journalism forum on sustainable development (AMWAJ). In Arabic, the word AMWAJ translates to “waves” and refers here the waves of water and energy, the ebb and flow of history back and forth across the sea, the movement of people and goods, the positive potential for investments and building momentum together. We are grateful to all our partners for making the first AMWAJ Forum a tremendous success in Amman, Jordan, and for seeing the value of continuing this journey together. We aim to take AMWAJ to Barcelona (Spain) in 2018, to Cairo (Jordan) in 2019, and to Tunis (Tunisia) in 2020, each time connecting the sea a little more.

Based on the following highlights, you will see the great impact of having panel discussions, media workshops, a field trip to see a real solution – the largest public-private partnership (PPP) wastewater plant in the Middle East – interviews, videos and other articles that created a very valuable cluster-and-ripple effect of communicating sustainability in different language and countries with our participants. We also presented the Water Around the Mediterranean report that includes contributions from young professional journalists and researchers from a variety of countries. This report is the flagship publication of our non-profit Revolve Water that communicates the value of water as a central theme to addressing environmental, climate, agriculture, and urban challenges. In an era of growing water scarcity, we need more solutions and AMWAJ helps show the solutions that currently exist and identifies new and innovative ideas and projects that help advance sustainability. The PepsiCo Social Impact Award was pitoval in bringing young entrepreneurs together to pitch their projects to their peers and investors with the triple bottom-line of sustainability as a prerequisite for success: what is good for the environment is good for society and can be great for business.