Revolve speaks to the Lebanese environmental expert Najib Saab and asks: what is the key water challenge in the Mediterranean region, and how should it be addressed? Writer: Hanan El-Youssef “The key water challenge in the Mediterranean region is water scarcity, especially in the southern part of the Mediterranean. Scarcity is more important than pollution. [...]
Revolve speaks to Deputy Head of the Palestinian Water Authority Rebhi al-Sheikh about the water crisis in Gaza. Writer: Francesca de Châtel The Gaza Strip is the most water-scarce area in the Mediterranean. What are the key causes of this water crisis? Demand for water in the Gaza Strip is more than three times as [...]
A strong critic of the controversial Red-Dead Canal project, Friends of the Earth Middle East continues to advocate alternative solutions for the rehabilitation of the Dead Sea. Writers: Yosra Albakkar & Catherine Brown For years, Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) has raised concerns about the Red-Dead Canal, a project to transfer water from [...]
As water scarcity increasingly threatens the Mediterranean region, Revolve speaks to Turkish water expert Ibrahim Gürer about the key to solving the looming regional crisis. What is the key water challenge in the Mediterranean region and how should it be addressed? There are a number of basic, inter-related points that need to be addressed in [...]
Ronald Mollinger, Director of the Middle East Desalination Research Center, tells Revolve about the importance of stimulating cooperation and innovation in the domain of water technology in the most water-scarce region in the world. Could you give a brief background about the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC)? MEDRC was established 1997 in the framework [...]
Revolve speaks to the President of Spain’s Murcia Region and Member of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM), Ramón Luis Valcárcel, about the importance of developing regional synergies to tackle water scarcity and aridity. What are the main priorities of the Strategy for Water in the Mediterranean that was presented by the Union for [...]
Leading up to its special report on Water Around the Mediterranean in association with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Revolve Water features an exclusive interview with UfM Deputy Secretary General Rafiq Husseini about our water challenges.
Writer: Francesca de Châtel
An exclusive interview with Mahmoud Abu Zeid, President of the Arab Water Council & Safwat Abdel-Dayem, Secretary General of the Arab Water Council about the future of water management in the Arab region.
Writer: Francesca de Châtel
As the French coastal city of Marseille prepares to host the 6th World Water Forum in March 2012, REVOLVE speaks to Guy Fradin, the Vice Chairman of the International Forum Committee of the 6th World Water Forum, about the organization and objectives of the world’s largest international water event.
“The World Water Forum is in the first place a meeting space where individuals, institutions and government agencies can meet, build new relationships and outline new projects. We may be in the digital age, the age of video conferences and the internet, but we have realized that there still is a real need to meet in person and exchange views.”