March Update

March Update

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Building a Mediterranean Water and Energy Community

Quote of the Month:

 

“The Mediterranean – a stretch of water over 2,000 miles long and 500 miles wide, with several extensive arms and gulfs, together with many islands large and small which could provide cover for any size of fleet.”


>> Paul Strathern, Napoleon in Egypt, London: Vintage Books, 2008, p. 56 

From Around the Sea

 

Women across the world contributing to green buildings 

 
Ala’a Abdullah, the Executive Director of Jordan Green Building Council is one of the youngest leaders at such position. Ala’a told  Environment Journal that she is “always working to create more green leaders and inspiring them to make a difference in the world.” Get to know more about Ala’a and many other inspiring women!
 

>>  Read more from Environment Journal

اقتباس شهر آذار:

"يا بحر البدايات إلى أين
تعود؟
أيُّها البحر المحاصر
بين إسبانيا وصور
ها هي الأرض تدور
فلماذا لا تعودُ الآن من حيثُ أتيت؟"

>> محمود درويش، "تأملات سريعة في مدينة قديمة وجميلة."

AMWAJ in Action

REVOLVE in Cairo

REVOLVE's founder Stuart Reigeluth meeting with founder of Benaa Foundation, and  representatives from the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation.

 

REVOLVE visited the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) in preparation for the 2nd Cairo Water Week(CWW), which is taking place on 20-24 October 2019  in al-Manara. Cairo Water Week 2019 is about “Responding to Water Scarcity” through 5 sub-themes including the SDGs, research, cooperation, innovation and more. 
 
Learn more about CWW

Made in the Mediterranean

Bookagri: Jordan's Agritourism Business

Jameed processing activity tour. Photo Credit: www.Bookagri.com

 

There is more to tourism in Jordan than Petra ruins and Dead Sea trips. Rudaina Haddad, founder of Bookagri, wants people to experience the rural Jordan and all it has to offer, especially as food and agriculture are concerned through a variety of activity tours. 
Discover Bookagri

Investment4Development

PRIMA – Partnership for Research and Innovation

 

PRIMA – Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area, aims to build R&I capacities and develop innovative solutions for Agro-food systems and for integrated water provision and management in the Mediterranean area, by competitive calls for funding. The partnership consists of 19 countries, including 11 EU Members States, and 8 non EU Mediterranean Countries, on an equal footing basis (co-ownership, co-management and co-funding) with the support of the European Commission.
Learn more about PRIMA

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AMWAJ stands for A Mediterranean Water And Journalism platform for sustainable development. We aspire to build an energy and water community around the Mediterranean. An initiative by REVOLVE.