Launched in July 2008, the Amoeba Water Academy (AWA) was created with the aim of becoming a regional center of legal excellence for executive education in water. The AWA's focus is on strengthening the knowledge and skills of the Middle East and North Africa's decision-makers to address and manage effectively the region's water challenges.
Initiated by the Arab Water Council (AWC), the Academy is hosted by the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) in partnership with the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA). Initial financial support for the Academy was provided by EAD, the Islamic Development Bank, and the World Bank. AWA has already earned the trust and support of regional and international donors to develop its programs and services.