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.
The TEMPUS project is a joint project between the House of Water and Environment, the Water and Environmental Studies Institute of Birzeit University, the Earth and Environmental Sciences faculty in Al-Quds University, Newcastle University, and the University of Lund. The purpose of this project is to develop academic curriculum for university students at the Bachelor level and the Masters level, as well as to train those employed in the field of water and environment in Palestinian organizations. Dr. Amjad Aliewi, Director General of House of Water and Environment, opened the training courses, and Eng. Jumana Abusadah, will be giving the training. Eng. Jumana has much experience using GIS on a local and regional scale in the field of water and environment.
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.
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.