Small Research Project (SRP)

This project has applied the “Gender and WASH Toolkit for Palestine” toolkit by monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of gender mainstreaming within PADUCO-2 Ingtegrated Research Projects.

Palestinians suffer from a severe shortage of drinking water, especially during the long summer months. To partially overcome this problem, most of the people store the water in roof-top storage tanks. The tanks are mostly made of plastics.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict presents Palestine with a unique set of circumstances for water management.

This project developed a Capacitive Electro Dialysis (CED) system, which does not exist on the market yet, has several competitive advantages in terms of affordability and accessibility, in comparison with existing purification technologies such as reverse osmosis.

The continuous food insecurity in Palestine is driven by limited economic access to food, arising from imposed restrictions of movement, trade and investment, and high unemployment rates.

In this project, the One-Step Reverse Osmosis (OSRO) concept has been introduced to treat brackish groundwater solely with RO membranes under anaerobic conditions without pretreatment.

Integrated Research Project (IRP)

In this project the researchers developed a real-time SMART-software application, that integrated precision irrigation model combined with fertilizer program depending on solid scientific knowledge about soil nutrients and crop water requirements.

This project aimed to change the individual and institutional attitude of stakeholders toward the importance of adopting RWH as a viable strategy to satisfy water needs.

The project promoted sustainable industrial water and environmental management in Palestine by developing practical applications of innovative integrated wastewater management systems. For this purpose, an integrated applied approach with multidisciplinary researches were applied.

This project focused on the management and treatment of wastewater polluted with heavy metals generated from local chemical industries (leather tanning) and generalize them to galvanization and aluminum fabrication. The CP principles (i.e. change in raw materials and process technology) in the leather industry were applied to minimize waste and maximize profit.