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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.

In order to achieve these objectives effectively a GIS training course was conducted at HWE for Salfeet governorate municipal staff. This was was held in the new HWE GIS computer lab, by Eng. Jumana Abu Sada, from 10-13 November 2008.

The main objective of the Training Course was to familiarise the participants with the project and its activities, by providing an introduction to the ArcGIS software. Participants were also provided with basic knowledge and experience about data management systems and their utilization. This training course provided 20 training hours for 10 engineers from Salfeet 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.