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Al Balqa Applied University concludes training on wastewater treatment techniques

By JT - Jan 16,2022 - Last updated at Jan 17,2022

Participants pose for a photo during an international training on wastewater treatment techniques organised by Al Balqa Applied University (Photo courtesy of Al Balqa University)

AMMAN — Al Balqa Applied University has concluded an international training on wastewater treatment techniques targeting operators from water utilities companies in Jordan.

One executive strategy of Al Balqa Applied University is to build the capacity of human resources in targeted sectors especially water conservation and technologies, environmental protection, clean energy, thereby alleviating climate change impact, according to a statement from the university.

Contributing to the achievement of this strategy is a core mandate of the International Research Centre of Water, Environment and Energy (IRCWEE), an innovative centre acting as an arm to implement strategic directions and achieve goals towards the university’s vision.

The training is among a series of training activities of the WATRA Project:  “Strengthening skills development for wastewater treatment and reuse in agriculture in a recently established higher TVET programme in Jordan”. 

The WATRA project is a collaboration between Al Balqa Applied and IHE Delft Water Institute and the World Water Academy from the Netherlands. The WATRA Project is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NUFFIC, under the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), and hosted by the Deanship of Scientific Research and Innovation of Al Balqa Applied University.

The next training will be on Drinking Water Treatment Technologies.

Helle Frans Van der Roest and Bram Ooms, an expert trainer from the World Water Academy, delivered four days training on wastewater treatment techniques with the focus on new cost and emissions efficient technologies. Twelve operators from water utility companies in Jordan, and four academic staff from Al Balqa Applied University participated in the training.

The project is managed by Peter van der Steen, Associate Professor of Environmental Technology at IHE Delft in the Netherlands, and by Naser Almanaseer, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering - Hydrology and Water Resources, Al Balqa Applied University.

The WATRA project team expressed gratitude for the support of the president of Al Balqa University.


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