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World Water Day 2018 youth workshop - “Young Mediterranean Water Heroes: Nature-based Solutions for a Water Secure Mediterranean” - Anafora, Egypt - 11-15 March 2018

12 March 2018

Within the framework of the World Water Day 2018 and its theme “Nature for Water” to raise awareness about nature-based solutions for water (NbS) in the Mediterranean, from 11-15 March in Anafora, Egypt, will take place the workshop “Young Mediterranean Water Heroes Nature-based Solutions for a Water Secure Mediterranean” with the support of the Global Water Partnership Mediterranean, Switch-Med, CIHEAM, the Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedyWat) network, Revolve Water and UN Water.

NbS are defined as “… actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, while simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits.” (IUCN, 2016)

Workshop Objectives:

• To build capacity among young Mediterranean water experts

• To connect young water practitioners and amplify the voice of youth in the Mediterranean water agenda

Target Audience: the workshop targets young Mediterranean water practitioners, activists selected through the second CMI Mediterranean Water Heroes contest and experts. The workshop is designed to encourage active engagement, peer learning, collaborative thinking and co-creation on the part of all participants.