WES Regional Study Visit and Workshop on the sustainable management of Construction and Demolition Waste in the Mediterranean

Accelerated urbanization and expansion of infrastructure (roads, airports, etc.) have brought a construction boom in most of the countries of the MENA region, resulting in a considerable increase of Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) quantities. When referring to CDW we mean materials such as concrete, bricks, wood, glass, metals, plastic and they constitute a considerable fraction of the annually generated solid waste. Among the most significant barriers within the whole of the Mediterranean region are the unfavourable market conditions [...]

September 26th, 2022|

The Palestinian Water Authority and WES project are organising 2 Training of Trainers with pilot farmers’ associations on optimal irrigation management and practices

The Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) in collaboration with the EU funded ‘Water and Environment Support in the ENI Southern Neighbourhood region’ (WES) project are organising two Training of Trainers (including field visits) with pilot farmers' associations and relevant communities on optimal irrigation management and practices. The activity aims to improve the productivity and the efficiency of the irrigation water at the plot level (on-farm) and at the scheme level (off-farm) in two pilot Water Users Associations (WUAs); one using [...]

September 19th, 2022|

WES co-organises with the Ministry of Environment of Lebanon a consultation on the revision of environmental guidelines and ELVs for the food and construction industrial sectors

An on-line Consultation Meeting was co-organised by the WES project and the Ministry of Environment (MoE) of Lebanon on the 19th of July 2022 to share and discuss with key stakeholders the proposed revisions of a set of National Environmental Guidelines and Emission Limit Values (ELVs) for specific industrial activities of the food and construction sectors. Although Lebanon is not considered an industrialized country, there are many industrial establishments of which several are not licensed. The aim of the [...]

July 25th, 2022|

WES supports the efforts of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Israel in the development of a joint public-private road map to effectively recycle plastic polymers

The environmental, health and economic implications caused by certain types of plastic products that either do not properly biodegrade or whose biodegradation is not possible in the existing waste management infrastructures of a country, are considerable, and require a targeted legal framework to address them. In the case of Israel, the EU-funded WES project is to work hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP), which aspires to align as much as possible with the EU Plastics Strategy, and [...]

July 22nd, 2022|

Algerian university students present their projects on green entrepreneurship and circular economy in the framework of the EU funded project “Water and Environment Support” (WES)

In the framework the National activity that is implemented under the “Water and Environment Support” (WES) project and aiming at “Supporting Algerian university students in the conceptualization and presentation of circular economy and green entrepreneurship projects”, a final project pitching session was organized on June 23rd 2022, at the University of Boumerdes in Algeria. During this session, eighteen projects promoting green and circular economy were presented and defended by the students. These projects covered numerous fields, e.g. replacing plastic [...]

July 8th, 2022|