Wastewater treatment and reuse trainings in Lebanon and Jordan

on 15 April 2011.

Two consecutive training courses on wastewater treatment and reuse within the framework of the Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/MEP project, were organized by the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA). The three-day courses, held in Jordan (6-8 March 2011) and Lebanon (9-11 March 2011) are part of a Mediterranean-wide capacity building effort. The courses, which involved extensive hands-on training, aimed to introduce wastewater reuse through integrated water resources management while strengthening knowledge on technologies and technology selection. Attended by fifty participants in total, the courses targeted experienced wastewater managers and decision-makers mainly sourced from the central government and local authorities, water and sewage associations and relevant research institutions.

According to Mr. Yasser Mohammad Al Hanaqta, an Aqaba Wastewater Manager, who participated in the training course in Amman “The training session is truly beneficial as it offers ample information on new technologies in the field of wastewater and its reuse. Added value is also provided through the tools suggested for decision makers, as well as through the advanced level of the participants, providing a constant platform for information exchange. Overall, the workshop is an excellent opportunity for the participants to develop their management skills in the field”.

During the workshop, the participants had the opportunity to sit in lectures, hold discussions and follow audiovisual materials and presentations, while getting hands-on training through exercises and case studies. Future training workshops are scheduled to take place in Greece (regional), Albania (national), Montenegro (national), Morocco (national), Algeria (national), etc.

All information pertaining to the two course are available at