MEDRC Water Research

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MEDRC Water Research was established to deal with two of the most pressing global and regional grand challenges; water and peace. It is a unique international organization where ten co-equal partners work together on solutions to fresh water scarcity by supporting research, training, knowledge exchange and capacity building.MEDRC Headquarters is in Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman where it operates a state of the art research and training facility. In delivering its mission MEDRC will become a viable and transferable model for governments seeking a mechanism to address significant regional or trans-boundary environmental challenges.
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EcoPeace Middle East

EcoPeace Middle East
EcoPeace Middle East is a unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists. Their primary objective is the promotion of cooperative efforts to protect their shared environmental heritage. In so doing, they seek to advance both sustainable regional development and the creation of necessary conditions for lasting peace in the region. The organization has offices in Amman, Bethlehem, and Tel-Aviv.EcoPeace is a project oriented NGO, using both a “top-down” (advocacy) approach coupled with a “bottom-up” (grass roots / community) strategy that has proven to be a very effective work model. They approach cross border environment and peacebuilding issues by first developing a regional strategy. Through hiring local researchers - Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli - to gain a regional understanding as to the root cause of the problem and then developing a common vision as to how they are able to influence decision makers, the media and the general public on key environmental issues. Amongst EcoPeace’s projects is the Jordan River Rehabilitation initiative, which seeks to raise awareness of the demise of the lowering Jordan River and the several EcoParks, which help to preserve biodiversity and serve as a tool for environmental education.
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