تيّارات

Tayyarat

Tayyarat (تيّارات) is the Arabic word for “Currents” or “Streams” – Currents of water, of energy, and of thought. Tayyarat AMWAJ is our new content stream, bringing you opinions, editorials and stories from around the Mediterranean.

A success story for environmental activism in Lebanon

A success story for environmental activism in Lebanon

One of the few peaceful getaway spots close to Beirut, Bisri is a village in South Lebanon defined by picturesque fields and waterfalls, historic Roman ruins and churches dating back ...

Closing the tap when washing hands for those 20 seconds can save billions of litres of water

Closing the tap when washing hands for those 20 seconds can save billions of litres of water

When the primary weapon against fighting a worldwide pandemic is water, and you’re living in a water-scarce region, a new layer of tension may not be so far away. Covid-19 brings ...

Thirsty Gulf Cities: Finally Tapping Treated Wastewater

Thirsty Gulf Cities: Finally Tapping Treated Wastewater

The connections between religion and the city are undeniable; from the influence on the use of space with religious structures to city management. In Islamic culture wise water management has ...

The ancestral wetlands of Ghar EL Melh

The ancestral wetlands of Ghar EL Melh

Have you ever taken a bite from a fresh tomato grown by a traditional farmer in Tunisia’s Ghar El Melh wetlands? It’s a delight for the palate – but it’s ...

The Mediterranean is a puddle

The Mediterranean is a puddle

“Demasiados charcos” (“too many puddles”), a senior Spanish official told me when discussing AMWAJ. Too many ‘’charcos”, I kept saying that word over and over again: ‘charcos’. Sounds like narcos. ...

Water scarcity: a catalyst for sustainability around the Mediterranean

Water scarcity: a catalyst for sustainability around the Mediterranean

Is water scarcity in the Mediterranean an insurmountable challenge? Or can we switch our thinking and consider it as an opportunity for sustainable transitions in the region? It is common ...