Water Reports

Water Reports

The Mediterranean is one of the world’s most water-scarce regions with only 3% of freshwater resources for a population of over 460 million. Revolve aims to connect science to society, politics and the public to show the current projects and solutions that are available and to reinforce the great Mediterranean potential to be a model for cooperation in other regional contexts.

To do so, Revolve targets three main groups: 1) academia and research, 2) media and journalism, and 3) decision-making. REVOLVE is honored to count on the solid support of leading water experts and partnerships with top water associations. We also partner with energy and water events around the world, such as the World Water Forum and the International Water Summit.

Subscribe today to our annual report! Connecting water and energy around the sea, connecting Europe and the Middle East with over 150 pages of features, infographics, maps, plus interviews, facts and visuals in English and Arabic, sign up to our bilingual publication and support independent journalism!

2017 – Water Around the Mediterranean

In association with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) the 2017 Revolve Water Around the Mediterranean report takes you through a journey with thematic sections, interviews with water specialists, dedicated photo essays, unique maps, and in-depth features by researchers and young professionals from around the sea and beyond on the following topics:

  • Water Scarcity and Security
  • Water Access and Availability
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Pollution and Protected areas
  • Governance and Diplomacy
  • Technology and Solutions
  • Financing and PPPs

Special Guest Editorial: Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

2017 – Water Around the Mediterranean

2016 – Water Around the Mediterranean

The 2016 Water Around the Mediterranean report explores how countries in the Mediterranean and Middle East are coping with a growing water crisis. With in-depth articles that are accompanied by maps, infographics and other visuals, the report provides a local perspective on pressing regional issues:

  • 8 themed sections spanning Spain to Saudi Arabia
  • 6 countries covered
  • 2 languages: Arabic & English
  • Contributors from Albania, Lebanon, Italy, Egypt and more

Learn more about water shortages in Spain’s farming sector, the controversy around the damming of Albanian rivers, Saudi Arabia’s struggle with wasteful water use and a fog collection project in Morocco that has increased water availability in remote mountain villages.

2016 – Water Around the Mediterranean

2015 – Water scarcity in Jordan

In association with the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented in coordination with the German Development Agency (GIZ) in Amman, Jordan, this special bilingual (English/Arabic) report emanates from a training workshop for young professional journalists led by Dr. Francesca de Châtel, Director of Revolve Water. The journalists came from Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia to learn more about how water and climate change is covered in the regional and international media. GIZ coordinated the field visits to schools, mosques, a women’s plumbers association and host communities for refugees that resulted in the following features:

  • Fixing Water Shortages at Home
  • The Value of Water in Islam
  • Sharing a Scarce Resource
  • Tackling Water and Hygiene in Schools

2015 – Water scarcity in Jordan

2014 – Water and Energy around the Mediterranean

Highlighting the role of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) with a special guest editorial by Teresa Ribiero, Deputy Secretary General, and the European Investment Bank (EIB) efforts for “A Harmonized Approach”,  Water & Energy Around the Mediterranean  is a special report from 2014, distributed at the International Water Summit (IWS) in Abu Dhabi, and bringing together the following features from around the sea:

  • Water Competition in Morocco
  • Adapting to Climate Change Istanbul: City of Water
  • Lebanon’s Industrial Pollution
  • On Implementing Desalination
  • VIEWS: A regional photo essay

2014 – Water and Energy around the Mediterranean

2012 – Water Around the Mediterranean

In association with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), distributed at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, and awarded best WASH publication of the year in 2012 at the Stockholm World Water Week, Water Around the Mediterranean  was edited by Dr. Francesca de Châtel and is the inspiration of Revolve Water activities including thematic sections, interviews with water specialists, dedicated photo essays, unique maps,  and in-depth features by young professionals from around the sea and beyond.

2012 – Water Around the Mediterranean