Tayyarat - تيّارات

Tayyarat (“currents” or “streams” in Arabic) brings you opinions, stories and insights into water and energy around the Mediterranean.

Khettara water well in Morocco
Khettara: The Treasure of the Haouz Region
Errachid Montassir
4.3
(4)

During the end of the 11th century CE, an ingenious method of watering and water supply was used. It is related to the watersheds khettara system, which apparently contributed significantly to the existence and development of oases in this area. The social circumstances and behaviors also changed their features along with the changing water management system.

سد بسري : المشروع الصحيح في الأيادي الخاطئة
Bilal Wehbe
1
(2)

منذ أكثر من 50 عاما، درست الحكومة اللبنانية والمجتمع المدني والأوساط الأكاديمية وشركاؤها الدوليون الطريقة الأكثر فعالية من حيث التكلفة والاستدامة والأقل تأثيرا لضمان مياه الشرب المأمونة لسكان لبنان، وخلصت الاستراتيجية الوطنية اللبنانية للمياه، التي استندت إلى عملية جرت تحت إشراف وطني، إلى أن بناء سد في موقع بسري هو أحد االركائز الاساسية التي تمكن لبنان من إستغلال موارده المائية ويستخدمها بفعالية.

We Made Every Living Thing from Water - water political economy
We made every living thing from water
AMWAJ Team
4
(1)

The documentary is called We Made Every Living Thing from Water and in it, the film-makers investigate the political economy of water in Lebanon – how the flows of water are shaped by power and capital.

Aerial view of the Beirut River above Sin el-Fil area.
Urban forests provide hope for the Beirut River
Adib Dada
4.5
(2)

The Beirut River and the surrounding neighborhoods have long suffered from short-sighted policy and blatant mismanagement. The ecosystem was disrupted, and natural habitats have been destroyed. The #BeirutRiverForest project consists of planting trees on the banks of the river, as well as engaging with local associations, schools, and companies in developing a blueprint for the potential ‘green corridor’ of Beirut to emerge.

An Iraqi boy walking by the Euphrates during sunset. Photograph by Alex Kay Potter
حرّاس المياه
Khaled Sulaiman
3.5
(2)

يسألني أصدقاء وصديقات، زميلات وزملاء كثر عن سبب اهتمامي بالمياه وسط كل هذه الحروب والكوارث الإنسانية التي تحيطنا من كل الجهات.

20 seconds saves billions of liters of water
Ambika Vishwanath & Karma Ekmekji
4.7
(3)

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.

20 seconds saves billions of liters of water
Ambika Vishwanath & Karma Ekmekji
4.7
(3)

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.

The Mediterranean is a puddle
Stuart Reigeluth
4.3
(4)

“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.

Khettara water well in Morocco
Khettara: The Treasure of the Haouz Region
Errachid Montassir
4.3
(4)

During the end of the 11th century CE, an ingenious method of watering and water supply was used. It is related to the watersheds khettara system, which apparently contributed significantly to the existence and development of oases in this area. The social circumstances and behaviors also changed their features along with the changing water management system.

سد بسري : المشروع الصحيح في الأيادي الخاطئة
Bilal Wehbe
1
(2)

منذ أكثر من 50 عاما، درست الحكومة اللبنانية والمجتمع المدني والأوساط الأكاديمية وشركاؤها الدوليون الطريقة الأكثر فعالية من حيث التكلفة والاستدامة والأقل تأثيرا لضمان مياه الشرب المأمونة لسكان لبنان، وخلصت الاستراتيجية الوطنية اللبنانية للمياه، التي استندت إلى عملية جرت تحت إشراف وطني، إلى أن بناء سد في موقع بسري هو أحد االركائز الاساسية التي تمكن لبنان من إستغلال موارده المائية ويستخدمها بفعالية.

We Made Every Living Thing from Water - water political economy
We made every living thing from water
AMWAJ Team
4
(1)

The documentary is called We Made Every Living Thing from Water and in it, the film-makers investigate the political economy of water in Lebanon – how the flows of water are shaped by power and capital.

Aerial view of the Beirut River above Sin el-Fil area.
Urban forests provide hope for the Beirut River
Adib Dada
4.5
(2)

The Beirut River and the surrounding neighborhoods have long suffered from short-sighted policy and blatant mismanagement. The ecosystem was disrupted, and natural habitats have been destroyed. The #BeirutRiverForest project consists of planting trees on the banks of the river, as well as engaging with local associations, schools, and companies in developing a blueprint for the potential ‘green corridor’ of Beirut to emerge.

An Iraqi boy walking by the Euphrates during sunset. Photograph by Alex Kay Potter
حرّاس المياه
Khaled Sulaiman
3.5
(2)

يسألني أصدقاء وصديقات، زميلات وزملاء كثر عن سبب اهتمامي بالمياه وسط كل هذه الحروب والكوارث الإنسانية التي تحيطنا من كل الجهات.

Khettara water well in Morocco
Khettara: The Treasure of the Haouz Region
Errachid Montassir
4.3
(4)

During the end of the 11th century CE, an ingenious method of watering and water supply was used. It is related to the watersheds khettara system, which apparently contributed significantly to the existence and development of oases in this area. The social circumstances and behaviors also changed their features along with the changing water management system.

سد بسري : المشروع الصحيح في الأيادي الخاطئة
Bilal Wehbe
1
(2)

منذ أكثر من 50 عاما، درست الحكومة اللبنانية والمجتمع المدني والأوساط الأكاديمية وشركاؤها الدوليون الطريقة الأكثر فعالية من حيث التكلفة والاستدامة والأقل تأثيرا لضمان مياه الشرب المأمونة لسكان لبنان، وخلصت الاستراتيجية الوطنية اللبنانية للمياه، التي استندت إلى عملية جرت تحت إشراف وطني، إلى أن بناء سد في موقع بسري هو أحد االركائز الاساسية التي تمكن لبنان من إستغلال موارده المائية ويستخدمها بفعالية.

We Made Every Living Thing from Water - water political economy
We made every living thing from water
AMWAJ Team
4
(1)

The documentary is called We Made Every Living Thing from Water and in it, the film-makers investigate the political economy of water in Lebanon – how the flows of water are shaped by power and capital.

Aerial view of the Beirut River above Sin el-Fil area.
Urban forests provide hope for the Beirut River
Adib Dada
4.5
(2)

The Beirut River and the surrounding neighborhoods have long suffered from short-sighted policy and blatant mismanagement. The ecosystem was disrupted, and natural habitats have been destroyed. The #BeirutRiverForest project consists of planting trees on the banks of the river, as well as engaging with local associations, schools, and companies in developing a blueprint for the potential ‘green corridor’ of Beirut to emerge.

An Iraqi boy walking by the Euphrates during sunset. Photograph by Alex Kay Potter
حرّاس المياه
Khaled Sulaiman
3.5
(2)

يسألني أصدقاء وصديقات، زميلات وزملاء كثر عن سبب اهتمامي بالمياه وسط كل هذه الحروب والكوارث الإنسانية التي تحيطنا من كل الجهات.

20 seconds saves billions of liters of water
Ambika Vishwanath & Karma Ekmekji
4.7
(3)

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.

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