Project Summary


Over the previous years, the sanitation sector was, to some extent, neglected and this is due to the frequent closures of Gaza crossing in addition to the limited funding for the sanitation sector. It is noticeable that the treatment plants have barely received funds for expansion, development and improvement of their efficiency. Despite all the difficulties and constraints imposed on this sector, the Coastal Municipal Water Utility (CMWU), in cooperation with many partners, managed to develop this sector by expanding the wastewater networks and developing the treatment plants consistently with the present and future expansions. The preparation of training courses for the staff is fatal for the success of the operation of the new systems. The Dutch partner (IHE-Delft) conducted the training via video conference for 40 training hours covering different topics.

Project Objectives


The project aimed at conducting a training course for CMWU staff and the activated sludge treatment plant management unit (PMU) members of the Gaza Strip. This activity is necessary to transfer the knowledge on operating the new technology (activated sludge and oxidation ditches) to the municipality operators who used to operate the old conventional treatment systems. Moreover, to transfer the know-how from the Dutch experts who have long experience in operating the activated sludge system and the optimal operation.   

Project Team


Name: Dr. Husam Al-Najar

University: Islamic University of Gaza

Emailhalnajar@iugaza.edu.ps

      Name: Dr. Carlos Lopez

Organization: IHE-Delft

Email: c.lopezvazquez@un-ihe.org

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Small Grant Facilities (SGF)

Research Summary : 

Wastewater treatment plants have barely recevied funds for expansion, development and improvement of their efficiency. Despite all the difficulties and constraints imposed on this sector, CMWU, in cooperation with many partners, managed to develop this sector by expanding the wastewater networks and developing the treatment plants consistently with the present and future expansions. The preparation of training courses for the staff is fatal for the success of the operation of the new systems. The Dutch partner (IHE-Delft) conducted the training via video conference for 40 training hours covering different topics.