Tayyarat - تيّارات

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

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20 seconds saves billions of liters of water
Ambika Vishwanath & Karma Ekmekji

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

“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

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

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.

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