January 2021

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  Sustaining the Future of the Mediterranean

Quote of the Month

“Human beings are made of water–-
we were not designed to hold ourselves together, rather run freely
like oceans, like rivers”
>>Beau Taplin, Hunting Season

اقتباس الشهر

ان الحياة لا تتوقف أبدا…. و مياه النهر لا تكف عن الجريان

>>عبد الوهاب مطاوع، كتاب صديقي لا تأكل نفسك 

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Tayyarat

How does hydropower impact human life

The global energy system is considered one of the primary sources of emissions of toxic gases responsible for climate change and global warming. Population and economic growth, expanding cities, and changing consumption patterns are driving factors not only for global energy demand, but also for other resources such as water. Therefore, the availability of energy and water, access to them, and the ability to afford them are essential for securing social and economic development, as well as achieving the sustainable development goals of human life.
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Made in the Mediterranean

AMWAJ is happy to join the CleanRiversHub!

A global meeting point of solutions for cleaning and restoring river ecosystems. They do this by mobilizing resources and people, sharing success stories, learning from mistakes and speeding up the positive impact on our waterways. A space where public and private entities, brands and civil society join forces with people from all over the world to protect rivers, seas and oceans, which are the foundation of life!
Discover the HUB now!

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Must read

Environmental degradation exacerbates Lebanon’s crises

The problem of environmental pollution in Lebanon is worsening. The continued contamination of the Litani River, the longest river in the country, and the severe rise in the rate of air pollution, foretell an environmental disaster that could immensely burden the country that is already rocked by economic and political crises. According to officials and experts, pollution in Lebanon has increased the population’s health and economic suffering, while the relevant authorities have made no effort to take measures needed to stop the environmental degradation.

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Events4You

Tree planting activity in Beirut, Lebanon

Participate in bringing biodiversity into the capital of Lebanon! Take part in the initiative of AMWAJ together with the The Other DaDa to make a green corridor along the Beirut River possible. The tree planting activity will take place in Spring of 2021.
Join now!

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Events4You

WWF Webinar: Nature Restoration

On 3 February from 15:00 – 16:30 CET WWF is hosting a virtual event Nature restoration: helping people, biodiversity climate to launch a new publication that showcases successful nature restoration stories across Europe. The event will delve into the range of benefits nature restoration yields, from improving biodiversity to sequestering carbon, to benefiting local communities and economies.
Join now!

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Opportunities4You

Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards

Editions of the “Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards” are organised by the French Agency for ecological transition (ADEME), with the support of its Mediterranean partners the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and Plan Bleu. The competition rewards exemplary and concrete actions to adapt to climate change in the Mediterranean.
Join now!

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Tools4You

Water Conflicts and Cooperation: a Media Handbook

The handbook is a tool for journalists, researchers and policy makers that are interested in working on science communication for water peace and cooperation and that are searching for ideas and inspiration. It features descriptions and reflections of the activities implemented by Open Water Diplomacy project in the Nile basin, and in the new international basins identified under the top-up activities on capacity development, as well as activities in the field of media and water diplomacy implemented by other actors. 

Discover more

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Must read

Interview with Berytech deputy general manager: Ramy Boujawdeh

The team at the Future Agro Challenge wants to shine a spotlight on the great work the impact makers are doing around the world with a series of interviews getting to know some of the faces in the global FAC network.

This time round they featured one of the team members from the Lebanon Berytech Impact Maker group, Ramy Boujawdeh, Deputy General Manager and Director of the ACT Smart Innovation Hub Initiative.

Read it here

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