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WES Regional Training on microplastics and measures to address the problematic

Microplastics range in size from 1 μm to 5 mm, are ubiquitous in the Mediterranean and a fast growing environmental and health concern. They can be of primary or secondary origin. The revised Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean defines primary microplastics as: “tiny particles designed for direct commercial use (such as cosmetics, detergents and paints components), or for indirect use (such as pre-production pellets)”, while secondary microplastics result “from the breakdown of larger plastic items [...]

May 17th, 2022|

WES Workshop for Palestinian pilot farmers’ associations on optimal irrigation management and practices

The EU funded project "Water and Environment Support" (WES) is supporting Palestine to improve the productivity of the agricultural sector, by building the capacity of relevant authorities responsible for monitoring irrigation projects and irrigation savings, in addition to the responsible technical Water Users Association’s (WUA) staff, on optimal irrigation management using fresh and treated wastewater. During 2021, the WES team of water experts collected data and information on the existing irrigations methods and practices in two pilot areas in [...]

May 10th, 2022|

WES Regional Training on Waste Water Treatment for Reuse

As part of the EU funded WES project workplan a Regional Training on Waste Water Treatment for Reuse (RW-5-REG) will be organized on-line. The four  training sessions (4-hour each, 16 hours in total) will be held on: Tuesday 17 May 2022 Thursday 19 May 2022 Tuesday 7 June 2022 Thursday 9 June 2022 The purpose of the regional training is to build the capacity of the partner countries on proper treatment of wastewater focusing on small Wastewater Treatment Plants [...]

May 5th, 2022|

WES Regional Training on better understanding microplastics and identifying how to address the issue

As part of the workplan of the EU funded WES project, a Regional Training on “Understanding better microplastics and identifying how to address the issue” (RE-2-REG) will be organised via three on-line sessions. The three training sessions (approx. 3 hours each; 9 hours in total) will be held on: Thursday 12 May 2022 Module 1: Understanding the issue of microplastics in the marine environment: amounts, types, sources, effects and monitoring approaches. Tuesday 24 May 2022 Module 2: Understanding the [...]

May 5th, 2022|

New “Help save a drop” video released by WES project

The new “Help save a drop” video was just released by the EU-funded WES project. The video provides key information on water, related scarcity issues and introduces approaches to conserve and protect this vital natural resource. Through the video, viewers are introduced to the concepts of Water Demand Management and Non-Revenue Water, which are key to improving water efficiency in the South Mediterranean region, and are among the issues tackled through the WES project activities. The video also provides [...]

April 27th, 2022|