100 Water Heroes: Gidon Bromberg


Co-founder and Director of EcoPeace Middle East

Gidon Bromberg is the co-founder and Israeli Director of EcoPeace Middle East, the only regional organisation that brings together and works with Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli environmentalists. Their main goal is “the promotion of cooperative efforts to protect our shared environmental heritage,” that furthers sustainable development and fosters peace in the region.

With offices in Amman, Ramallah and Tel-Aviv, EcoPeace Middle East is dedicated to achieving environmental sustainability that is sensitive to regional issues, and does so by hiring Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli researchers to understand issues and “develop a common vision as to how [they] might be able to influence decision makers, the media and the general public.”

Prior to co-founding EcoPeace Middle East in 1994, Gidon obtained a Bachelor of Economics and an LLB. He continued on as a New Israel Fund fellow and completed his Master’s degree in International and Environmental Law. He has published over 20 articles surrounding Middle Eastern environmental policy and water security. In 2008, the founders of EcoPeace Middle East were named Heroes of the Environment by Time Magazine.

Gidon is one of our #100WaterHeroes for co-founding the only regional organisation that connects Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli environmentalists who seek to promote sustainable development and foster peace in the Middle East.

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