Swedish Institute Alexandria Second Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest 2017

Application Deadline: 15th January 2018, 12:00 PM CET time

Swedish Institute Alexandria in collaboration with the Center for Mediterranean Integration of the World Bank are inviting you to apply for the Second Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest. If you are interested to attend the CMI-SwedAlex 2018 World Water Day workshop in Alexandria, Egypt (March 2018).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Young people aged 18-35.
  • Researchers, entrepreneurs and activists working on water challenges in the Mediterranean.
  • Regardless of their place of residence, applicants must be nationals from the following Mediterranean countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Montenegro, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.
  • Applicants may be working for public institutions, research institutes, start-ups and companies, NGOs, or as freelancers.

Both individual and team applications are welcome. Team applications must be indicated in the application form. The team composition must be clearly stated in the application and may not be modified once it has been submitted, If your team is selected, you may choose one person to represent you at the event.


By applying, you automatically have the chance of being selected by the jury to participate in the CMI 2018 World Water Day workshop in Alexandria, Egypt (March 2018) with covered travel and accommodation.

Among the contest applicants invited to attend the workshop, the jury will further select three contest winners who will receive the following prizes:

  • Short internship opportunity with one of CMI’s core partners (to be defined in collaboration with the partner and the winner)
  • Full coverage to the CMI 2018 World Water Day youth workshop
  • Key speaking role during the youth workshop
  • Showcasing of your work on the Center for Mediterranean Integration and partners’ websites

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the most water scarce region in the world, with 15 countries in the region suffering from extreme water scarcity (less than 500 m³/year of renewable water per capita per year).

Numerous phenomena are further worsening water security in the region, notably climate change and environmental factors (soil erosion, deforestation, water pollution), population growth, increased urbanization, ongoing water mismanagement and faulty water service provision systems.

Sharing innovative research and best practices on water use in all sectors – ranging from the everyday level to long-term projects, and spanning from urban integrated water resources management to agriculture – is needed to reverse this downward spiral, while developing and disseminating viable regional measures to bolster water security in the Mediterranean.

If you have any questions: [email protected]


Close of the contest: 15th January 2018, 12:00 PM CET time
Public announcement of the contest results: 30th January 2018

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Swedish Institute Alexandria Second Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest 2017


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