Water around the Mediterranean
Sustainability is not an abstract concept in my home of Jordan. According to NASA, we in the eastern Mediterranean are facing possibly the worst drought in 900 years. Increases in the cost of water are affecting farming and hampering industrial development. Acidification of rain is polluting water resources, while the Dead Sea is divided in two and slowly disappearing as its level decreases.
Editor: Stuart Reigeluth
Editorial Advisor: Peter Easton
Organized by Revolve with partnership of Union for the Mediterranean
Contributors: Alvar Closas, Acting Office Head for the MENA Region of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), specialized in groundwater management and governance; Chantal Demilecamps, Environmental Affairs Officer at the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in the co-secretariat of the Protocol on Water working on national and regional equitable access to water and sanitation; Hagar ElDidi, Research Associate at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) focusing on equitable and sustainable communal governance of natural resources, environmental justice, rural development and food security; Diane Guerrier, Associate Environmental Affairs Officer at UNECE working in the secretariat of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes; Yumna Kassim, Senior Research Assistant at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) exploring the impact of environmental policy on natural resource management and governance; Cosimo Lacirignola, Secretary General since 2013 of the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), a Euro-Mediterranean intergovernmental organisation established in 1962 and located in Paris; Nicola Lamaddalena, Head of the Land and Water Resources Management Department, Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), working on agricultural engineering and water resources management; Alexandra Martí, Environmental scientist and Project Manager at the Catalan Water Partnership (CWP). She holds a Masters in Water Science and Technology and in Renewable and Sustainable Energy; Javier Mateo-Sagasta, Researcher on Water, Health and Nutrition at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) assessing regional and global wastewater, water pollution, recovery and reuse; Nancy Rivera Managing Director of the Structured Finance and Insurance Department of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) executing sustainable development projects worldwide.