Value Water Ecosystems

Journalism & Sustainability

AMWAJ is an initiative that brings together communication and media stakeholders, businesses, researchers and policymakers from both shores of the Mediterranean to ensure reliable and impactful communication about the water challenges we face, inspiring action towards sustainable water management.


We bring sustainable content development and communication to the forefront


We link media, research and policy in sharing our vision for a water and energy community around the Mediterranean


We design high-impact communication activities to empower young professionals working in sustainability

The AMWAJ Manifesto

We are building a water and energy community to influence policy and people to take action around the Mediterranean. If you believe in the value of water, then sign and share today!

Sign the Manifesto

Tayyarat تيّارات

Tayyarat (“currents or “streams’ in Arabic) brings you opinions, stories and insights into water and energy around the Mediterranean.
Pleas From the Gaza Strip
Zeina Shahla

There is a looming threat of numerous health and environmental catastrophes facing the population “Warning! Managing epidemics will be difficult […]

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''AMWAJ brings together three elements that are really important for the future of the Mediterranean; scientific knowledge, local knowledge and journalism.''
Kholoud Al Ajarma, MedYWat Network
''I am pleased to see such a vibrant community around the Mediterranean to deal and tackle the most relevant aspects of sustainability, water and energy''
Isidro González Deputy Secretary General of Water Division. Union for the Mediterranean. AMWAJ Alliance
''AMWAJ is a true ‘catalyst for change.''
HRH Princess Sumaya bint Hassan of Jordan AMWAJ Amman 2016
''It is important that water issues in the Mediterranean are well communicated, so that we pass some messages on of our own that can be then reproduced as well in their own constituencies.''
Thomas van Gilst, Head of Water Division, European Investment Bank EIB AMWAJ Barcelona 2018
''We are happy to be able to offer sessions around immersive media and how journalists can take advantage of these new formats to cover water and other global topics.''
Rina Tsubaki, Founder of The Lookout Station AMWAJ Amman 2016
''I am proud of having participated in the brainstorming of the name ''AMWAJ'' and happy to see this initiative grow into a vibrant and useful platform for building a water and energy community around the Mediterranean.''
Water Policies and Development Responsible at the UFM Secretariat
''We strongly believe in the role of journalists... very much looking forward to the third one and of course, committed to being a steady strategic partner to that.''
Anthi Brouma, Deputy Director of Global Water Partnership Mediterranean AMWAJ Barcelona 2018
''We have good economic incentives to not be sustainable… you have to confront people with the consequences of their choices.''
Gonzalo De La Camara, Coordinator, IMDEA Water Foundation AMWAJ Barcelona 2018
''If the State does not take action on water and environmental issues, nothing will happen.''
Francis Ghiles, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB AMWAJ Barcelona 2018
“In a time of disconnectedness, AMWAJ is giving us the opportunity to connect in a meaningful manner to accelerate our work towards water security for sustainable development, bringing in the energy of youth and the power of journalism.”
Konstantina Toli , Senior Programme Officer, GWP-Med AMWAJ Alliance
“AMWAJ aspires to spark change towards water and energy security in the Mediterranean, bringing youth innovators, stakeholders, sustainability experts and journalists to the stage. Join us for the discussions!”
Vangelis Constantianos , Executive Secretary and Regional Coordinator at the Global Water Partnership (GWP) Mediterranean AMWAJ Barcelona 2018

Istidama استدامة

Istidama (“sustainability” in Arabic) is part of our annual program to contribute to initiatives that are making real tangible contributions to local ecosystem restoration.
The Beirut River Forest – Part 2  

On 12 November 2023, AMWAJ is running (and walking!) with its colleagues from REVOLVE to raise funds for a second round of contributions to the Beirut River Project.

The Godella Pirate’s Tower

AMWAJ supported the fundraising campaign of the citizens’ initiative aimed at saving the natural site of the Pirate’s Tower (La Torre Pirata) in Godella, Valencia

The Beirut River Forest – Part 1 

In 2020, as part of our 3rd AMWAJ Forum in Beirut, Lebanon, we partnered with ‘The Other Dada’ to help raise funds for the Beirut River Project