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The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) supports open dialogue through the open discussion forum where shared learning can take place with questions, answers, opinions and experiences being shared among the community members.


UNESCO-IHE is an internationally recognised key-player in post-graduate education in water and environmental research. Its expertise is in applied research that yields outcomes relevant to developing countries and countries in transition. UNESCO-IHE is the largest international postgraduate water education facility in the world. The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees and promotes PhDs. Since 1957 the Institute has provided postgraduate education to more than 14,500 water professionals from over 160 countries, the vast majority of from the developing world. MEDRC has an MoU with UNESCO-IHE.


Global Water Partnership

GWP was founded in 1996 by the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) to foster integrated water resource management (IWRM). The Global Water Partnership's vision is for a water secure world. Its mission is to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels.Population growth, rapid urbanization and industrialization, the expansion of agriculture and tourism, as well as climate change are all factors which put water under increasing stress.


Water-DROP project has been designed to address on the assumption that the main issues to be tackled for efficient water management concern technical-methodological, capacity-building, and normative aspects. MEDRC is a partner in this project.


There can be no question that the world faces growing critical water security challenges and that new climate independent water sources need to be found. The National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA) recognises these challenges and is harnessing the collaborative expertise of the world’s leading scientists and research organisations to find solutions through desalination technologies and create fresh ideas for sustainable water. MEDRC has an MoU with NCDE.


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IMCO is an institute of Higher Education inviting all individuals interested in a Maritime, Port, Shipping, Transport or Process Industries career to apply to the College. The diploma and bachelor programmes offered by IMCO are unique in Oman, as well as the entire GCC region.

Global water intelligence

Global Water Intelligence publishes newsletters and reports providing analysis and strategic data on the international water market. Its flagship publication, the monthly industry journal Global Water Intelligence (GWI), has established itself as the market-leading publication for developers, suppliers, financiers, governments, utilities and municipalities seeking information and analysis on water projects with an element of private sector participation. If you want to find out more about GWI products visit You can sign-up for a free trial of Global Water Intelligence, Water Desalination Report ( or DesalData ( and read executive summaries of our latest reports. MEDRC has a membership with GWI.

Revolve Water

Revolve Water tackles pressing water issues and to highlight the realities of water scarcity around the Mediterranean and beyond. Revolve Water provides the latest weekly news, insightful features, exclusive interviews with leading experts, colorful photo essays, and a series of special reports connecting water-energy based on the success of Revolve’s 2012 award-winning water report. MEDRC has a membership with revolve magazine. MEDRC has a partnership agreement with revolve media.



is the most formidable public institution of higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offering in higher educational courses. An initiative launched by the University of Barcelona is The Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education (AECHE) which brings together the Association of Arab Universities (AARU) and the European University Association (EUA) and their respective members. The aim of the Conference is to open a sustainable process of dialogue, mutual understanding, to exchange knowledge and to increase cooperation between Arab and European Universities. MEDRC has an MoU with the University of Barcelona.



EMWIS is an initiative of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. It provides a strategic tool for exchanging information and knowledge in the water sector between and within the Euro Mediterranean partnership countriesMEDRC has an MoU with EMWIS.



Our team provides integrated services & consultation in water, energy and environment (WEE) sectors aiming at developing sustainable management systems. We work hand in hand with utilities, donor agencies, institutions, public authori­ties and organizations which are developing and/or operating WEE projects, and seek good practices and innovative concepts to overcome challenges facing WEE sectors. MEDRC has an MoU with WEE Pros.



The Water Research Foundation is an internationally recognized leader in water research that is dedicated to advancing the science of water by sponsoring cutting-edge research and promoting collaboration. Our research provides industry insights and practical solutions to the most complex challenges facing the water community today and into the future.


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The CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology) is attached to the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation focused mainly in the fields of energy public research body and the environment and technological fields related to both.


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KAUST advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. We are a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world. We exist for the pursuit and advancement of scientific knowledge and its broad dissemination and benevolent application. We strive to enhance the welfare of society with a special focus on four areas of global significance – food, water, energy and the environment.


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Thousands of Palestinian students have joined AUG, pursuing studies in different academic fields, and acquiring the Palestinian values to help them take part in the construction of their own state. AUG has currently around 16,000 undergraduate students in twelve faculties (Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Applied Medical Sciences, Agriculture and Environment, Education, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Arts and Human Sciences, Law, and Sharia). Moreover, AUG comprises educational centers which meet the needs of the Palestinian community and help its youth majoring in diverse and fruitful fields of post-graduate knowledge. MEDRC has an MoU with AUG.




An-Najah National University is a public institution whose mission is to advance learning, share knowledge and foster the skills needed in young men and women to succeed as people and professionals in all spheres of life. An-Najah also aims to instill a love of understanding in the students and to promote a culture of scientific excellence. The University strives to equip its students with the skills necessary to be productive and creative members of the Palestinian society and to compete in the domestic, Arab and international work markets. MEDRC has an MoU with this university.





The Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) is an independent academic institution supervised by the Ministry of Higher Education. It is a member of four associations: Association of Arab Universities, Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World , Community of Mediterranean Universities, and International Association of Universities. In addition, IUG works closely with numerous universities around the world.  MEDRC has an MoU with IUG.




The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is a leading environmental studies and research program in the Middle East. Accredited through Ben-Gurion University, the Arava Institute houses academic programs, research centers, and international cooperation initiatives focusing on a range of environmental concerns and challenges. MEDRC has an MoU with this institue.