Teacher’s Seminar in Amman: Cross-border Connection to Advance Environmental Awareness
Teachers and educators can play an amazing role when it comes to the transmission of values and environmental awareness to the youth: they plant the seeds to create the leaders of tomorrow. As expressed in FoEME’s education position paper for youth, who are in a critical stage of forming their identities and finding their place […]
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 […]
Lessons from Australia: Australian Journalist Chris Hammer Visits Lower Jordan River Basin with FoEME
“The Murray-Darling River is confronted with high levels of salinity, its wetland ecosystems are endangered, its water is diverted and used inefficiently, especially in agriculture, and in some years, its waters do not reach the estuary. Does this sound familiar?” This is how Chris Hammer, an Australian journalist with 20 years of experience, author of […]
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 […]
Making water conservation a way of life: Part 6: Agricultural Water Demand Management in Israel!
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 […]