May Update

May Update

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Building a Mediterranean Water and Energy Community

Quote of the Month:

 
“In Egypt, freshwater supplies are decreasing at alarming rates, and the country may face nationwide shortages by 2025. […] dwindling access to freshwater and the increasing salinity of the Nile Delta’s agricultural land threaten to make the country uninhabitable by 2100.”

>> Jeff Goodwell, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World. p.175.

From Around the Sea

 

Jordan Scaling-up Renewables

 
Jordan plans to increase the country's renewable energy capacity to 2,400MW by 2021, says Hala Zawati, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources. This would increase the contribution of renewable from 11% of the total energy requirement to 20%. This is expected as a result of several solar power projects across the country.
 

>>  Read more from Smart Energy

اقتباس شهر أيار:

 
"يُعتبر حوض المتوسط من أكثر مناطق العالم تنوعا بيئيا، أما المناخ المتوسطي فهو أكثر مناخات العالم اعتدالا وملاءمة للأنشطة التجارية والإنتاجية، نظرا لحرارته المعتدلة وفصوله المتوازنة ومعدلات أمطاره المتوسطة."

>> البحر اأبيض المتوسط..قصة الحضارة

AMWAJ in Action

She too is a #WaterHero

 

For so long women have represented the symbol of resilience. In the water sector they are no different. In the Middle East and North Africa, the world’s most water-stressed region, women are playing their part in protecting water and fighting water scarcity. 

This project was initiated during the CMI's World Water Day Youth Workshop: Nature-based Solutions for a Water Secure Mediterranean.
Discover them

Made in the Mediterranean

MSADER: Renewables in Palestine

One of Msader's projects in a waste-water treatment plant in Nablus, Plaestine. Photo credit: Msader.

 

"No one can stop the sun from shining from rising every morning" says Abdelnaser Dwaikat co-founder of Msader, to The Switchers. Msader is a leading company in the field of solar energy production in Palestine, having participated in the largest solar energy project in the region. The expansion of the solar power sector in Palestine is a direct result of an expensive and turbulent power supply system, creating a great demand for better alternatives.
 
Learn more about Msader

Investment4Development

Global Youth Video Competition 2019

 


Are you 18-30 and inspired to save the planet? An opportunity from tve.biomovies to participate in their Global Youth Video Competition 2019 and be a youth reporter at UNFCCC Climate Change Conference 2019 in Chile! The deadline for submissions is 28 July 2019.
Submit your video

Investment4Development

Vacancy Note: PRIMA Communication Officer 

 

The Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) is looking for a Communication Officer to strengthen PRIMA dissemination efforts with a view to increase the understanding and awareness of the PRIMA programme and its knowledge, activities and results. Applications are open until 10 June!
Apply now

Events4You

Stockholm World Water Week 2019

 

World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. In 2019, World Water Week will address the theme “Water for society – Including all”. In 2018, over 3,300 individuals and around 380 convening organizations from 135 countries participated in the Week.
 
Register now

Events4You

7th MEDENER International Conference on Energy Transition in the Euro-Med Region

 

Organised by the Mediterranean Association of National Agencies for Energy Management (MEDENER) in close cooperation with the Greek Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES), the 7th MEDENER International Conference on Energy Transition in the Euro-Mediterranean region will take place on Thursday 26 September 2019 in Rhodes, Greece.
Register now

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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.