Cesspits are sealed tanks that vary in shapes and sizes and have been used for over 100 years. Cesspits store liquid waste such as wastes from the showers and toilets; which are taken for disposal. Tanks are placed directly underground-because of ground conditions- with one manhole cover announcing their whereabouts. Cesspits should be cleared out […]
In November 2011 a new project for protecting groundwater in the Mediterranean Basin was established. For the new project, FoEME is teaming up the province of Malaga, Spain in order to promote sustainable groundwater resources in the Mediterranean Basin. The project is funded by the European Commission’s ENPI (European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument).
This is the sixth and last blog of a series of blogs, which explore issues of water demand management in Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, looking at water saving options in the domestic and agricultural sector. This entry about agricultural water demand management in Israel was written by Josef Wenninger, FoEME intern at the […]
Often, water savings happen during the most mundane of daily tasks: taking a shower, washing dishes, brushing teeth. Changing the way that we do these routine activities can have a big impact on the environment. Currently, you probably don’t devote a lot of thought to flushing the toilet. But 30% of household water is used […]
With the end of the fiscal year upon us, you may need to squeeze in your tax-deductible donations before heading off to that New Year’s party…you can make an online donation right now which is US tax-deductible and help start the new year in a green way by helping build FoEME’s three EcoParks!
This is the fourth blog of a series of blogs, which explore issues of water demand management in Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, looking at water saving options in the domestic and agricultural sector. This entry about domestic water demand management in Israel was written by Josef Wenninger,FoEME intern at the Tel Aviv office. In […]
Share The Holiday Spirit With FoEME!! By giving a FoEME gift to someone you love this holiday season, you can help build FoEME’s three EcoParks! Here’s how it works: You make a US tax-deductible donation through our website→ FoEME sends a handsome gift card by email → FoEME develops its EcoParks in Jordan, Palestine, and […]
In a meeting held this Tuesday, May 24 in Jerusalem, World Bank representative Mariam Sherman confirmed the Bank’s intention to support the establishment of the Hebron Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) at the cost of 45 million USD. The construction of the WWTP is expected to start in the beginning of 2012. The World Bank […]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaJMZTaoYvo] On August 9, 2010 Friends of the Earth Middle East co-organized a study tour with the Hebron-Be’er Sheva-HaBesor river coalition, a resident’s coalition that FoEME helped create. The river basin covers the area between Hebron in the West Bank, the western Negev and continues into the Gaza Strip, ending at the Mediterranean Sea. The […]
Several years of active involvement by Friends of the Earth Middle East in combating a sewage spill at the Israeli settlement of Beitar Elit finally seem to pay off. The spill, which is caused by failure in the local sewage pumping station, has major consequences for the environment and in particular the downhill fields of […]