From Music to Project Reporting: Interview with FoEME Staff Mira Edelstein

You already know about our mission.  Now it’s time to meet the men and women behind the curtain.  This is the second post in a series of interviews of FoEME staff and affiliates.  We hope you enjoy getting to know us better! From music to environment and peace building, Mira Edelstein has made her way […]

Reflections on my internship with FoEME

During the first six months of my student exchange program from Germany I worked on an independent study completed in cooperation with Dr. Fischhendler from the Institute of Geography in the Hebrew University. It was, in fact, Dr. Fischhendler who suggested that I contact FoEME, after highlighting some of the major problems with water distribution and […]

What is Permaculture?

From May 31st to June 15th, a permaculture design course was jointly hosted by The Green Platform (a young initiative that aims to raise environmental awareness in Jordan through visual and performing arts, creative campaigns and cultural events) and a local Jordanian NGO.  One FoEME staff member had the opportunity to participate in this important […]

The WANA Forum: HIMA’s Role in Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building

May 29th-30th, 2012, the West Asia – North Africa (WANA) Forum on “The Human Integrated Management Approach (HIMA) Global Initiative: HIMA’s Role in Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building” was held at the Kempinski Hotel in Amman. The forum was opened by His Royal Highness El Hassan bin Talal and Her Royal Highness Sumaya bint El Hassan.  […]

The “Insights into Community Driven Water Demand Management” Symposium

Today, May 28th, 2012, FoEME attended a symposium funded by USAID, Jordan River Foundation, the Royal Scientific Society and Mercy Corps about possibly community based initiatives that can be taken to reduce demand for water in Jordan. At “Insights into Community Driven Water Demand Management,” held at the Sheraton Hotel in Amman, experts discussed possible […]

FoEME’s new groundwater project for the Mediterranean Basin

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).

“Throwaway societies” and the threat to future water supplies

In its daily production and consumption of goods and services, society generates wastes. This waste must be disposed of, often at locations other than where they were generated. Wastes are discharged into atmosphere, into surface and groundwater courses, and on the land. The enlightened communities of the world see a very clear sign to a […]