About MedyWat

Mission

With the vision of a Mediterranean region in which youth are recognized and are active stakeholders at all levels of water resources management, our motto is simple: “engage, connect and impact”. Our mission is to engage young Mediterranean water professionals to connect with one another and to call actively create and share knowledge, build capacities to amplify youth’s voices, creating an everlasting impact on the regional and ultimately the global water agendas.

Our Objectives

With this vision and mission at the core of our network, we work towards three key objectives:

  • To connect and engage Mediterranean youth from different disciplines working on the water.
  • To become a knowledge-based platform that creates and exchanges best practices and opportunities for Mediterranean youth.
  • To create cross-linkages between MedYWat and key decision-makers in the region.
 

History

MedYWat (Mediterranean Youth for Water) is a network of young water professionals from across the Mediterranean region, supported by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the network encompasses over 192 young Mediterranean water researchers, entrepreneurs, and activists working on solving the water challenges in the region.

This network was launched by CMI in March 2017 during the first World Water Day regional youth workshop on “Youth Innovating with Wastewater for a Sustainable Mediterranean” (Marseille, France), and it has been growing ever since.

In March 2018, the network reconvened again for the second World Water Day regional youth Workshop focusing on “Nature-based Solutions for a Water Secure Mediterranean” (Anafora, Egypt) and most recently in March 2019, the network took an even bigger role and co-organized along with CMI and the World Bank, the third World Water Day regional youth workshop on “Water and Migration” (Marrakesh, Morocco)..

Our Team Members


These is the team behind MedYWat

Fatine Ezbakhe | Main coordinator

Fatine is a scientific officer at the Geneva Water Hub/University of Geneva, working on research and education projects related to hydropolitics and water governance. Before, she worked in the field of water and environmental data analysis, with an emphasis on the development of polity tools to support decision making under uncertainty. She holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona (Spain).

Giuseppe Scandone | Vice-Coordinator

Giuseppe is a freelance environmental consultant and secretary at QG Enviro, an organization working for environmental awareness and youth empowerment in South Italy. Since 2018, he has been part of the ChangemakerXchange, a program for social innovators co-created by Ashoka and the Robert Bosch Stiftung foundation. He joined MedYWat in 2019, with the 3rd Water Heroes contest. His passions are good food, reading a book sitting in an armchair, and playing football with friends.

Partners


These are the partners behind MedYWat

Thematic working groups


Wastewater management, treatment and reuse

Wastewater management, treatment and reuse

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Water Politics and Governance

Water Politics and Governance

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

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Water and Migration

Water and Migration

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Water, Energy, Food nexus

Water, Energy, Food nexus

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Water Education

Water Education

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Water and Climate Change

Water and Climate Change

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Mediterranean Blue Growth

Mediterranean Blue Growth

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