WATER POrT Forum
A discussion room of the first water – grab a chair and join us!
The mission of the Summit aims that instead of conflicts and global risks water shall be the source of cooperation, peace and development for all the countries committed to sustainable development.
(photo courtesy of the Budapest Water Summit 2016)
Open call: Capacity building and awareness raising for enhancing cooperation with the public and promoting a common understanding among water practitioners and stakeholders
Jordan, a country with scarce water resources, has a long tradition of harvesting rainwater. The project presented here concerns efforts to rehabilitate ancient water ponds to improve the supply of water to mosques and schools in rural areas.
I was excited—and a little bit nervous—about putting together a journalism-related exercise for event participants that are not journalists by background or profession. What I had tried to do during my morning presentation beforehand was to provide some critical insight into how to read and interpret news stories. I ended the presentation with an overview of news story components: e.g. headline, lede (or, lead), quotation, background quotation, attribution, nut graph, and conclusion.
I was pleased to be invited to prepare and give a general presentation on media and environmental journalism to roughly a dozen WATER POrT participants from Jordan and Tunisia, which took place on January 28 at the REC Conference Center in Szentendre. Another welcome challenge was to develop a workshop activity for the event participants following the presentation. As this was to take place on the very last day of what was a busy, two-week visit for the participants, I certainly didn’t want to bore everybody!
The WATER POrT Forum is a platform for exchanging knowledge, ideas, good practices and current developments regarding manifold water-related topics linked to the WATER POrT project component and its activities.