List Of News


Operation of Agricultural Deep Wells by Renewable Energy in Partnership with AIES.

2016-03-23

First of its type in the Jordan Valley

Proud to support the resilience of Palestinian date farmers in the Jordan Valley.

        

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   



Un-Administered Palestinian Areas, Lessons Learned Workshop

2016-04-13

PWEG participated in lessons learned workshop organized by UNDP (CRDP) at Palestinian red crescent society.

 



Closing Ceremony of Rehabilitation of Auja Spring Project

2016-04-18

PWEG held a closing ceremony event of the “Rehabilitation of Al-Auja Spring” project, which was funded by the “UNDP” through the program Every Drop Matters. The ceremony was attended by the mayors of Auja and Jericho Municipalities, representatives from PWA, MoA, Environmental Quality Authority, of Auja Water Committee, representatives of UNDP, and the general manager of PWEG. The project contributed to sustainably resolving water losses in Auja spring canal through the cleaning and rehabilitation of most damaged parts of the canal, raising its walls to prevent landslides and construction of drinking and washing basins for the use of livestock to reduce pollution of the stream. The project rehabilitated most damaged sluice gates and constructed new gates on the main and secondary irrigation canals. In addition, an awareness campaign which targeted Bedouin communities in Auja area was implemented on safe water use and public health. It is worth mentioning that the project contributed to saving of about one million cubic meter of water used by the Palestinian farmers, this will help strengthening their resilience and enhance their life living conditions. 

 



PWEG cooperates with the American University – School of International Service/Global Environmental Politics Program

2016-06-20

The Summer Practicum Class on Water Cooperation in the Middle East is going along since three years and involves American master students who are studying the water conflict in the region. The class made a visit to PWEG head offices in Al Bireh and listened to an introduction on PWEG mandate and mission, discussion took place on main PWEG ongoing actions and activities, a focus was made on the implementation of the “Support of Date Palm Farmers in the Jordan Valley” project and the Photovoltaic Plant installed for electricity generation for the sake of operating a pump which is pumping water for the irrigation of 450 donums serving 45 farmers implemented by PWEG and AIES. The class visited Al Bireh and Ramallah Wastewater Treatment Plants and discussed about Wastewater Management in the region. The visit included site visits to  Auja Spring Canal, Jericho water facilities in Ein Al Sultan, other visits to Taybeh Wastewater Treatment Plant and meetings with main local and national water stakeholders are planned. 


       

 

       



Moving PWEG head offices to a new address

2016-08-06

PWEG has moved its head offices to the following new address :

Birzeit street , Al-Salmiyeh area opposite to Surda new mosque, Al Bireh, Palestine – 1st floor - Telefax: 02 - 2962452, P.O.Box:3665
Info@Palweg.org --- www.Palweg.org



Meeting Tuscan water and wastewater partners.

2016-09-19


Under the project of Strengthening the Capacities of the Palestinian Union of Water Service Providers (UPWSP). 
PWEG coordinated and participated at a meeting in Tuscany between the Italian Tuscan partners and the UPWSP. The above project which is funded by region Tuscany aims at strengthening the capacities of the UPWSP. The delegation met the mayor of Prato president of ANCI, president of CISPEL Tuscany, Director of AIT Tuscany.

  

 



Closing Ceremony of the Project “Governance and Capacity Building to the Water Service Providers, Members of the UPWSP”

2017-08-30

PWEG in partnership with Autorita’ Idrica Toscana, Cispel Conservizi Toscana has celebrated the closure of a two years’ project. Senior Experts from Tuscany and Palestine have worked hard contributing to the water sector capacity building. 30 water service providers have been trained in subjects related to water tariff calculation, water losses reduction and safety on the job. The trainees have been accountants, managers, technicians and engineers.  Mayors of southern Palestinian municipalities together with representatives from Palestinian Water Authority attended the event. The president of the Italian Union of Tuscan Municipalities thanked PWEG and Open Plan Consulting for their efforts to make this project successful. In her speech the representative of the Italian Cooperation appreciated the support made by Region Tuscany and Tosca organizations in support to the UPWSP and to the Palestinian water service providers inviting all partners to continue their support to the Palestinian Water sector

           

 



PWEG has called for tenders for the installation of onsite collective greywater treatment plants and modified septic tanks in Marj Al Ghazal – Jordan Valley

2019-03-28

https://www.palweg.org/page/tenders



Meeting with Tuscany water partner

2019-05-12

Tuscany and Palestine have a close friendly and cooperative relations manifested through the projects and continued support to Palestine.

 PWEG has played an important role in the development of this cooperation and friendship. In this context and as a follow up of the support provided by Tuscan partners and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, PWEG organized an important visit for the Palestinian Minister President of Palestinian Water Authority aiming to strengthen this relation, present all challenges facing the Palestinian water sector and needed support. Tuscany has great experience in the institutional and technical sides related to the water and wastewater sector. Tuscan partners expressed their well to continue the support to the wastewater sector in Palestine.

The delegation consisted of the acting Palestinian Ambassador in Rome, Omar Al-Faqih and engineer Monther Hind director general of PWEG.

The visit included meetings with the Tuscany Region and its Council, the Tuscany Water Authority, Publy Acqua Company, as well as Prato University and its Research Center, Prato City Sanitary Management Company GIDA, Municipality of San Giuliano, and Timesi.



PWEG participated at the opening of project "NEXUS North" funded by AFD & EU, in the presence of Prime Minister Dr. Mohamed Shtayyeh.

2019-07-02

NEXUS North Project, a new innovative project linking renewable energies and water infrastructures in the North of Palestine was launched under the auspices and in the presence of the Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh on Thursday 20-6-2019 in Tubas.

Thomas Niklasson, the Deputy EU Representative in Jerusalem, with Pierre Cochard, the Consul General of France in Jerusalem, joined the Palestinian Prime Minister, Eng. Mazen Ghuneim, Head of the Palestinian Water Authority, Eng. Majdi Al Salhi, Minister of Local Government, Eng. Thafer Melhem, the Chairman of the Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority and officials JSCs from Jenin and Tubas to celebrate the official start of the Nexus North Project that funded by the EU and AFD. They laid the cornerstone of the first windmill ever in Tubas that will serve the project
 

The Governor of Tubas, Younis Al-Assi began the ceremony by welcoming the participants and the organizers of the event, then talked about the project which is the first of its kind in the Palestinian fund by the AFD and EU. It is based on wind power generation where it could pave the way to a whole new sector for wind energy.

He also thanked the assisting actors for this success which it comes from realizing the importance of the project through improving water and sanitation services for more than 115,000 citizens in the service area of the T-JWSC J-JSC.

 

In Eng. Ghoneim speech said that NEXUS North project is the first project linking the water and energy sectors in Palestine. It is one of the largest and most important projects in the country as well, not according to the large funding and efforts, but also the urgent need and the humanitarian, economic and social dimensions, which make it a vital project.

He added, the project is a good beginning for future projects, directing support for investment in clean energy projects and linking the water and energy sectors in Palestine to support for investment in energy projects and linking the water and energy sectors in Palestine.

 

The French Consul Pierre and the Deputy EU Representative Thomas expressed their pleasure in announcing this pioneering project which will contribute to the provision of water through the use of energy, pointing out that they exist to support the right to water as it is the right of the Palestinians, such as dignity and freedom. They thanked the Palestinian partners in this project, which they consider to be one of the most important and largest projects implemented jointly by them and is different from that in the water sector.

 

Meanwhile, Eng. Thafer stressed the necessity of diversifying the energy sources in Palestine and enhancing renewable energy generation capabilities to meet the needs of the Palestinian people, reduce reliance on the Israeli side and take it as the only source of energy for us and strive for independence.

He also talked about attempts to provide energy sources, but it has failed because of the Israeli obstacle.

 

This ceremony was ended with a congratulatory speech from Dr.  Mohammad Shtayyeh for this project, which it links Tubas with Jenin, water and energy, France with the European Union, the government with the councils of services. This project will enable us to create development, where in every governorate, there is a need to have a Water, road network and hospital. This development will lead to the implementation of agricultural clusters in Tubas and industrial in Nablus and tourism in Bethlehem and others. As he has called to harvest the rain by digging  the wells.



Six students from Jenin and Tubas schools win the draw logo

2019-07-04

Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group (PWEG) organized a water and energy “Logo Competition" within Nexus North Public Awareness Campaign funded by AFD and EU in Jenin and Tubas governorates., 400 students participated at the competition from different selected schools in the two governorates, six students have own the competition,  The commotion was coordinated with the Ministry of Education in Tubas and Jenin Governorates.

There were some awareness meetings made at the schools to explain about the project and the competition objectives and output, these were made before the competition starts and helped give the students a good background about the project and the campaign. To mentioned that these meetings were made in both governorates in collaboration with the education directorates and schools’ principals these meetings helped the students to draw appropriate drawings for the subject and its objectives. The competition has lasted for two weeks, through this period the art teachers have properly and continuously supported the students to ensure the production of drawings suitable with the message of the campaign and the importance of the project.

PWEG public awareness experts set up some internal committees in each school, these consisted of the school principal and the teacher of art education as well as the heads of the school health department.

The competition took place in the schools of Jenin governorate which are, Khalil Al-Wazir School, the First Silat Al Harthiya School, Sumaya Bent Al Khayyat School, Al Khansaa School and the Schools of Tubas Governorate are; Al-Biruni for Boys, Nabaheh Al-Masri for Girls, Aqaba Elementary School, and Tayasir Girls School.

 

Last week, PWEG held a closing ceremony in Tubas Municipality Hall to present the results and the prizes to the six winners, many people and stakeholders participated at the ceremony within which the followings:  Education Departments of the two Governorates of Jenin and Tubas and their administrative staff, the Joint Service Councils of Tubas, in addition to the representative of AFD.

In addition, this project is the first of its kind in the Palestinian territories in the service area of the Joint Services Council in Tubas and the Joint Services Council for the villages of West Jenin and it works on improving the water and sensation services for over than 115,000 citizens by relying on renewable energy generation from windmills and photovoltaic systems.

 



The Project Of Mediterranean Integrated System for Water Supply - MEDISS

2019-09-17

Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group represented by its Director Eng. Monther Hind with Governorate of Jericho represented by the Governor Mr. Jihad Abu Al-Asal signed a Partnership Agreement (PA) for the implementation of the project Mediterranean Integrated System for Water Supply- MEDISS under the Cooperative Across Borders in the Mediterranean “ENI CBCMED” funded by the European Union (EU) and under the Sardinian Governorate administration.

The project contributes to sustainable water availability in the Mediterranean area (Italy, Tunisia, Jordan and Palestine). The project activities in Jericho City include the implementation of retention basins to benefit from the Wadi Qelt water and improve the quality of salt water and the treated wastewater that comes from Jericho wastewater treatment plant and mix them in a ground reservoir to be used by farmers throughout the year, in particular the Cooperative Society for Date Farmers in Jericho and the Jordan Valley.

 



Draw a Logo

2019-07-03

Palestinian waste water engineers group launched a competition to "Draw a Logo" in the awareness campaign carried out by the PWEG of the "Nexus north" Project in some schools in North-West Jenin and Tubas Governorate, funded by the EU and AFD.



PWEG Organized a Workshop on Connecting Houses to Sewage

2019-04-25

As part of the public awareness campaign of sewage, The Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group (PWEG) in cooperation with Tubas Municipality and the Joint Services Council for Water and Sanitation in Tubas Governorate organized a workshop entitled "Connecting Houses to the Sewage Network" on Thursday, 25/04/2019.

The workshop was attended by a number of governmental and non-governmental institutions and representatives of the people of the region.

The workshop was opened by Deputy Mayor of Tubas, Eng. Mohammed Abu Khader, who welcomed the audience and indicate their interest in the issue of sanitation and stressed the municipality readiness to provide support on their part.

The head of the Joint Services Council, Eng. Hassan Majali, thanked PWEG for organizing the workshop, stressing the importance of sanitation and its necessity. He also called for the commitment and completion of the project.

In the speech of the representative of the Water Authority, Eng. Ziad Darghma, emphasized the importance of the project in light of the efforts they are making to make it a success. The project's success is complemented by the support and cooperation of the citizens.

The Executive Director of the Services Council, Eng. Essa Dbabat, thanked in his speech, the workshop organizers and the audience, stressing the importance of connecting the houses to the sewage network and benefiting from these projects.

The workshop included a presentation by Eng. Abdelhamid Shami from PWEG, in which he talked in detail about the water and its sources in Palestine and how the cesspits affect the sources of drinking water and how the absorbency drilling affects the sources of drinking water, and he talked about sewage project of its importance, where this project provides a wastewater treatment plant, Sewage collection systems and irrigation system for wastewater reuse of agricultural

Shami also pointed out during the presentation of the project of house connecting, which includes the project Nexus North, and pointed to the need to participate and connect homes to the sewerage network, in addition to the role of citizens, whether to maintain the network or the continuity of payment of fees due, these fees placed within the financial capacity of the population and to ensure continuity of service.

The workshop had been marked by the interaction of the audience, the discussion and questions were opened, which enriched it added usefulness

The workshop "Connecting Houses to the Sewage Network" is a community meeting within the awareness campaign of the “Nexus North” Project - technical assistance to the Joint Council of Services for Drinking Water and Sanitation in the Tubas Region, funded by the AFD and EU



Training seminar for lead beneficiaries of ENI CBC Med Programme

2019-10-03

Training workshop on management, communication and accounting by the Managing Authority of ENI CBC MED program in Rome. 



Kick of Meeting of Mediterranean Integrated System for Water Supply- MEDISS Project

2019-10-23

Kickoff meeting in Cagliari Italy to launch the project MEDISS with the objective to Contribute to a sustainable water balance in Sardinia, Tunisia, Jordan and Palestine and increase resilience to water stress and climate change, all partners “from Italy, Tunisia, Jordan and Palestine” attended the meeting. The project is funded by the EU through the Autonomous Region of Sardinia.
 


The participation of Palestinian Waste Water Engineers Group in a workshop organized by the Jericho Governorate regards to MEDISS project

2019-11-10

PWEG has participated in the meeting that was held in Jericho Governorate on 10/11/2019. This meeting has presented the results of Jericho Governorate participation as a Palestinian partner in MEDISS project launching (KoM) which took place in the Sardinia Governorate in Italy. The project is under the Cooperative across borders in the Mediterranean “ENI CBCMED” Programme, funded by the European Union (EU) and under the Sardinian Governorate administration. Amal Orabi, the Project General Coordinator as a representative of PWEG, present a full detailed description about the project, indicating the project main objectives which are to enhance sustainable water balance in MEDISS areas, increase resilience to water stress and climate change, reduce water and soil salinity, reduce stress on groundwater and enable high productivity and diversification of agricultural production through nonconventional water supply, mainly in the presence of water scarcity and shortage in Jericho/ Jordan Valley areas. The project will serve the Jericho city, in particular the Palm Farm Cooperatives Association in Jericho and Al Aghwar by providing them with suitable water for agriculture that comes from blending of Wadi Al Qalt water with saline water and TWW from nearby Jericho WWTP in optimal ratios.



The Jordanian newspaper

2019-11-21

The Jordanian newspaper "Ad-Dustour " announced the launch of  Mediterranean Integrated System for Water Supply "MEDISS" project.



Meeting with the Palm Farm Cooperatives Association in Jericho and Alaghwar (Palestinian Beneficiary of MEDISS project)

2019-11-26

Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group (PWEG) met the Palm Farm Cooperatives Association in Jericho and Alaghwar on Tuesday 26/11/2019 which represents the Palestinian beneficiary from the Mediterranean Integrated System of Water Supply (MEDISS) under the Cooperative across borders in the Mediterranean “ENI CBCMED” Programme, funded by the European Union (EU) and under the Sardinian Governorate administration. This in the presence of president of Palm Farm Cooperatives Association in Jericho and Alaghwar, Mr. Ghazi Thaher and project coordinator from Jericho, Eng. Moutaz Hroub.
 
The project General Manager, Eng. Monther Hind explained in detail the idea of the project and mentioned the final project outputs, focused on the pilot that will be implemented in Jericho, including a retention basin, ground reservoir equipped with mixer to mix three types of water ( saline water, Wadi Al Qalt water and TWW from Jericho TWWP), water testing lab and etc.. He confirmed that the project will provide additional quantities of water.


Recruitment of Procurement Expert - MEDISS Project

2019-11-28

Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group “PWEG” is a technical NGO working in Palestine and the region intends to recruit a part time Procurement Expert to work on the project Mediterranean Integrated System for Water Supply “MEDISS”; interested experts are invited to present an application letter supported with a CV in English showing the name; date of birth; nationality; contact information; academic qualifications, level of English skills; previous experience in procurement in general and EU funded projects in particular and experience working in Palestine and MENA area to the following email address: amal@palweg.org no later than 8/12/2019.

PWEG will short list 5 to 6 applicants who will be called for an interview.

For more information related to MEDISS project, please refer to the following link:

https://www.palweg.org/project/25



Workshop to Al Quds Open University students in Tubas

2019-12-11

Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group has organized a training workshop to a group of Al Quds Open Universitystudents in Tubas branch, in which the students were educated about the wastewater project and its health and environmental impacts to the district. The purpose of the workshop was to create a working group composed of university students to conduct field visits to areas benefiting fromthe project and educating the residents about the importance and advantages of the wastewater project and how to preserve the project.
Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group is implementing a public awareness campaign in Tubas area which includes many messages and activities. The awareness campaign is one of the components of the Nexus North project funded by the European Union and the French Development Agency.



WE ARE IN #EUneighboursSouth WEBSITE !

2019-12-13

https://www.euneighbours.eu/en/south/stay-informed/news/improving-irrigation-date-palm-cultivation-palestine-eu-funded-mediss?utm_campaign=info@euneighbours.eu&utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&fbclid=IwAR1MQBBJsf1rTiWwz4hWCVEh8nDMhk5-rywWrCMwOjhnu1KNwxct-m1RDGA



PWEG meets the project Italian partners: CRENOS and ENAS in Sardegna/ Italy

2019-12-18

Within the continuous periodic meetings of MEDISS partners, PWEG meets the project Italian partners: CRENOS and ENAS in Sardegna/ Italy to discuss MEDISS progress and activities during 2020.



Meeting with Governorate of Jericho

2020-01-05

In view of the continuous follow up meetings made between MEDISS lead beneficiary (PWEG) and partners, PWEG meets Governorate of Jericho in its headquarter in Jericho to discuss project progress and activities for 2020.



The third training course in the management, operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants

2020-01-15



MEDISS facilitators training at Aqaba Water Company – Jordan

2020-01-27

MEDISS facilitators training at Aqaba Water Company – Jordan during the period between 20-22/1/2020. In which, MEDISS facilitators were trained on techniques to be implemented in the project public awareness activities.




Skype Meeting with MEDISS Managing Authority and (MA) and Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) to review and evaluate project progress during the outbreak of COVID 19 discussing mitigation requirements to be followed.

2020-04-30

A meeting with MEDISS Managing Authority  and Joint Technical Secretariat was made at distance on April 30th, 2020; the goal of this meeting was to evaluate and review the project progress during the outbreak of COVID 19; the project rescheduled action plan for the project life period: 1/8/2019-31/12/2020 was discussed in detail activity by activity taking into account certain mitigation measures to be applied as per MA recommendations.



MEDISS Board of Expert Skype meeting

2020-06-10

#MEDISS Board of Expert Skype meeting was held on 10th of June,2020, discussing the data collection activities under work package 3 (Analysis and Monitoring).

“Mediterranean Integrated System for Water Supply (MEDISS) under the Cooperation across borders in the Mediterranean “ENI CBCMED” Programme, funded by the European Union (EU) and under the Sardinian Governorate administration”
#GOMED #GOMEDISS



Continuous meetings with MEDISS Palestinian Beneficiaries PFCA

2020-06-15

Continues meetings with MEDISS Palestinian Beneficiaries PFCA (Palestinian Farm Cooperatives Association in Jericho and Alaghwar discussing the on-going project activities and the pilot set-up in Jericho.

“Mediterranean Integrated System for Water Supply (MEDISS) under the Cooperation across borders in the Mediterranean “ENI CBCMED” Programme, funded by the European Union (EU) and under the Sardinian Governorate administration”

#GOMED #GOMEDISS



Press conference during the kick-off meeting in Cagliari

2019-10-21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F7fcBh1JTEDuring the MEDISS kick-off meeting held at the University of Cagliari on 21st and 22nd of October, 2019, the first project press conference took place. Interviews were made by the local Italian television network " Videolina" to the Project Technical Director, Eng. Monther Hind, Mayor of Arborea, Dr. Manuela Pintus and Project Coordinator of ENAS (Water Authority of Sardinia), Dr. Maria Antonietta Dessena.
 



Skype meeting between Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group and Aqaba Water Company

2020-04-29

Skype meeting between Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group and Aqaba Water Company, discussing the reschedule of project activities in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

“Mediterranean Integrated System for Water Supply (MEDISS) under the Cooperation across borders in the Mediterranean “ENI CBCMED” Programme, funded by the European Union (EU) and under the Sardinian Governorate administration”
#PWEG #GOMED #MEDISS


Discover the Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group, lead beneficiary of the MEDISS project

2020-05-13

History:

Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group (PWEG) is a technical non govermental Organization (NGO) founded in 2002 and registered in 2004 at the Palestinian Ministry of Interior (MoI). PWEG’s main fields of interest are water, wastewater, food security, renewable energy and institutional support, our slogan is Clean Environment. 

PWEG Offices: 

PWEG has 3 offices; the headquarter office in Al Bireh, Ramallah and Al Bireh Governorate – Palestine and two branch offices in Jenin and Tubas Governorates – Palestine.  

Mission and Aim: 

We support local authorities in protection of the environment by assisting in planning, designing, fund raising and managing environmental projects, this includes also research and capacity building.​

Target Groups:

Palestinian Municipalities, local communities and village councils, environmental organizations, water and wastewater utilities, Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), Ministry of Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Local Government and others.​

Previous Experience: 

PWEG has been working for many years in different projects funded by European Union (EU) and other international organizations and institutions: 
            Here are some of our projects, for more informations and details, please visit our   website on http://palweg.org/

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Webinar Meeting with project Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS)

2020-09-01

​An online fruitful meeting took place between the project Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) and Lead Beneficiary, PWEG. The meeting was attended by experts from JTS, project Technical Director, General Coordinator, Financial Manager and Project Secretary; the meeting discussed and reviewed project progress, where fundamental managerial and financial topics were raised and clarified.

“Mediterranean Integrated System for Water Supply (MEDISS) under the Cooperation across borders in the Mediterranean “ENI CBCMED” Programme, funded by the European Union (EU) and under the Sardinian Governorate administration”
#PWEG #GOMED #MEDISS



A training meeting for the participants of the NEXUS awareness campaign

2020-09-08

Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group has organized a training workshop to the participants in implementing the public awareness campaign about the wastewater project in Tubas area, within the workshop, the participants were educated about the wastewater project and its health and environmental impacts to the district. The participants will conduct field visits in the coming period to distribute some public awareness brochures and to communicate some messages to the residents.

Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group is implementing a public awareness campaign in Tubas area which includes many messages and activities. The awareness campaign is one of the components of the Nexus North project funded by the European Union and the French Development Agency.



Laboratory Materials Agreement

2020-09-10

Under the MEDISS project, a tender was opened and an agreement was signed to purchase and supply laboratory equipment, to conduct tests to find the best blending ratio of treated wastewater and brackish saline water.
This is to help farmers to increase and have better quality and quantity of water for irrigation.
 

 


Contact us

Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group
1st Floor / Birzeit Road
Al-Bireh - Ramallah
Palestine
PO Box 3665

00972 2 2922452

info@palweg.org