The last days of a FoEME research internship

Late August I started my internship position in Friends of the Earth Middle East’s Bethlehem office. Looking back on these past five months with Bethlehem now fully decorated for Christmas, I can’t really grasp the fact that time has passed so fast – I know it is a cliché, but a true one. Without a […]

Municipality’s staff become experts in groundwater protection

Municipal staff from communities in the Jordan Valley will have all the knowledge and skills they need to plot, evaluate and act upon environmental hazards – particularly those affecting groundwater – after a GIS and hydrogeology training course held recently.

The World of Reducing and Reusing

The problems with excessive waste are far from unique to Jordan or the region that FoEME works in so sharing FoEME’s experience and learning from best practices elsewhere in the world is an important part of our work.  From November 12 to 18 FoEME was invited by The East and West Center for Human Resource […]

Young people develop environmental awareness

Sixteen young people from eight Jordan Valley communities took their first steps along the road to developing greater environmental awareness recently, when they participated in a Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) community Geographic Information System (GIS) youth course.

Cross border cooperation over industrial wastewater pollution – a Good Water Neighbors priority initiative

FoEME’s Good Water Neighbors project (GWN) launched one decade ago to raise awareness of the water problems shared by Jordanians, Palestinians, and Israelis.Over the last months, FoEME staff reached out to stakeholders, decision makers and funding bodies to identify the priority projects needing advancement in those communities. This consultation resulted in the development of Priority […]

FoEME’s Reaction to the Downscaling of the Jordan Red Sea Project

Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) is satisfied with recently published news regarding the downscaling of the Jordan Red Sea Project (JRSP), proposed in 2009. As Jordanian Director Munqeth Mehyar states, “they admit that the project is inefficient, and we have always been saying there are better and more sustainable alternatives. There are other […]

Environmental Education

Although opinions differ about the existence of global warming, fact remains that human activity has a profound effect on our natural surroundings. These repercussions are potentially irreversible, and widespread. The clearest and most talked about example of such effects is of course the slow destruction of the Ozone layer. Additionally, human life and development have […]