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Encouraged Water and Sanitation Journalism

Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon

UN Water highlighted that billions of people around the world still lack safe water, sanitation and handwashing facilities. An estimated 63 per cent of the West Asia and North Africa (WANA) region still lack safely managed sanitation facilities, which include the unsafe disposal of human faeces in open fields, bodies of water or with solid waste. With much of the wastewater left untreated, water pollution, hygiene, health and more importantly water availability region wide is under threat.


Image: Journalists in Lebanon


There is a growing consensus that these challenges are not widely known and are not taking the interest of regional media. Media now-a-days are more so concentrating on war and conflict in the region, and by passing other regional and national challenges which include water scarcity, sanitation and hygiene.

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Encouraged Water and Sanitation Journalism, Phase 1: Lebanon and Jordan
Increasing the social and political awareness about water and sustainable sanitation in the region

The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) West Asia and North Africa (WANA) Chapter is looking to further connect with and engage regional journalists in taking an interest in writing stories about SDG6 and …

Encouraged Water and Sanitation Journalism, Phase 2: Northern Iraq and Lebanon
Enable journalists to report on key water challenges in a way that encourages more sustainable water management as a means of conflict prevention and enhancing the quality of life

Together with the Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA) and CEWAS Middle East, The Center for Entrepreneurship in Water and Sanitation unify efforts to offer the Water and Sanitation Journalism …


Lara Nassar
Regional Chapter Coordinator

The Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA)
Amman • Jordan


Lara has 10 years of experience in various fields of the environment and holds a Msc in Environmental Management of Urban Land and Water from the UK and a Bsc in Environmental Health and Sciences from the AUB

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