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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.

The purpose of this training course was to train Palestinian municipal staff in the use of the ArcGIS tool and its applications in water. Municipal staff was trained in data collection, creation of datasets, and water applications in GIS among other topics.

This training course provided 48 training hours to 10 engineers from different Palestinian municipalities.

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.