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Introductory GIS Training 10 - 13 November, 2008

Environmental Assessment of Pollution Sources on the Water Environment and Palestinian Livelihoods in the Northern West Bank- Salfeet District, is a project that addresses the protection of groundwater resources from pollution. The project also aims at correlating the impacts of pollution with the residents’ health in order to recommend guidelines for pollution prevention.

Networking and Innovation Workshop 29 October - 1 November, 2008

Eng. Nael Ali Ahmad from HWE was invited to participate in the first regional InWEnt Alumni Conference on the subject "Networking and Innovation" for Alumni from the MENA region from October 29-November 1, 2008 in Alexandria/Egypt.

Training Program in GIS Applications 11 - 18 October, 2008

The Pro-Aquifer project is a project which addresses the protection of shared groundwater resources from pollution by municipalities. The project aims to directly improve the capacity of municipal staff to alleviate pollution stresses on groundwater through the training of professionals on relevant pollution prevention activities. This was one of the first GIS training programs that was held in the new HWE GIS computer lab, by Eng. Jumana Abu Sada, from 11-18 October 2008.

Tempus Project: Capacity Building in Newcastle University 22 September - 3 October, 2008

Within the activities of the TEMPUS project, which is funded by the European Union, Eng. Jumana Abu Sada and Eng. Jamal Numan attended a ‘Continuing Professional Development (CPD)’ training course for GIS in Newcastle University.

Launching of a GIS computer lab and two training programs 24-29 August, 2008

Ramallah- Within the activities of the TEMPUS project, which is funded by the European Union and aims to build capacity in GIS application in the field of water and environment, the House of Water and Environment has opened a GIS computer lab and has launched two training programs on the GIS applications in water and environment. One of the training courses is a beginner’s course -Introduction to GIS- while the second is an advanced course.

WEAP- MODFLOW Workshop 9-13 March, 2008

Under the technical cooperation project “Management, Protection and Sustainable Use of Groundwater and soil resources” between the Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD),

Training Course on Sewage Treatment Management 16 Jan – 6 Feb, 2008

HWE conducted a training course about sewage treatment technologies from 16 January to 6 February, 2008 at the Grand Park Hotel in Ramallah-Palestine for Municipality Engineers.

Areas of work

HWE works closely with Newcastle University (UK) and many other international institutions and funding agencies such as UNESCO, ESCWA, CEDARE, UNU, USAID, DFID, AFD, GTZ, GWP, EUWI, JICA, ACSAD, BGR, EU, etc.

Main Goals

HWE offers a wide variety of services in water, sanitation and environmental engineering and science from the needs identification stage to the elaboration of tender documents, supervision of works and technical assistance.