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Young Mediterranean Water Heroes: Water and Migration

  • Starts: Mar 25, 2019
  • Ends: Mar 28, 2019
  • Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
  • By: CMI, WB, MedYWat
  • CMI World Water Day 2019 Regional Youth Workshop, 25-28 March 2019 (Marrakesh, Morocco)




    Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key water challenges. World Water Day 2019 focused on “Leaving No One Behind - Water and Migration”, or how to provide safe water and sanitation for all by 2030, including the most marginalized groups such as refugees and migrants.


    In order to better understand the complex interlinkages between water and migration and address this issue from a youth perspective, CMI organized the third edition of its flagship regional youth workshop between March 25-28 in Marrakesh, Morocco.




    This third edition built on the first two CMI Mediterranean Water Heroes Contests and World Water Day youth workshops: “Youth Innovating with Wastewater for a Sustainable Mediterranean”  (Marseille, France, 2017) and “Nature-Based Solutions for a Water Secure Mediterranean” (Anafora Community, Cairo, Egypt 2018), to further expand the CMI-managed Mediterranean Youth for Water network (MedYWat) which was launched in 2017.


    Expected Outcomes


    The 2019 CMI World Water Day youth workshop aimed to stimulate inter-generational learning between young Mediterranean water practitioners and senior experts, notably through the CMI Call for Papers on Water and Migration, while further involving and supporting the CMI-managed Mediterranean Youth for Water network (MedYWat) and enhancing collaboration with key regional players on the water and migration theme.





    Press Release (EN-FR-AR)


    Setting the Stage: Water and Migration 

    Session 1: Water Governance and Forced Displacement

    Session 2: Climate Change and Migration

    Session 3: The Water-Emplyment-Migration (WEM) Nexus

    MedYWat Coordination Session


    The Event in Photos 



    The workshop is organized in collaboration with the World Bank and MedYWat, with the support of CIHEAM, CEWAS Middle East, GIZ, the Global Water Partnership Mediterranean and UfM.