22 Nov 2018
West Bank, Palestine
Resource efficiency and sustainable waste management

It has long been known that Palestine does not have control over its water resources, nor does it have a piped water supply at 25% of its households. But that is hardly the only problem hampering the agricultural sector in Palestine, with land scarcity and limited control over land at the core of the problem. Agricultural engineer Jamma Abo El Hasan monitored the issue closely and started REWET to help alleviate that.

Abo El Hasan has been interested in inventing agricultural solutions. She would mingle with the farmers and dig deeper into their problems, then work hard to find a solution. “In Palestine, dates and palms are produced and consumed in large quantities. I also found out through the Agricultural Research Center in Palestine that the bed sheets reduce the proportion of 20% of the evaporation of irrigation water,” he notes.

Abo El Hasan’s goal is to preserve the three most important elements of the environment namely water, soil, and plants. Her aim is to maintain water irrigation, organic materials and microorganisms with the growth of weeds under mattresses maintaining the increase of green areas.

Abo El Hasan was part of the SwitchMed Incubation Programme as a green initiative. “It contributes to raising social and entrepreneurial capacity and clarifying the environmental goal of pilot projects,” she says. “It has a trained staff and environmental culture to create global solutions.”


REWET Resource Efficiency & Sustainable Waste Management
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