project EU- LIFE

Water conservation is vital in the arid Middle East. This three-year project on wastewater treatment was conducted in cooperation with Istanbul Technical University (ITU). Wastewater, if treated improperly, may cause severe health problems, odor problems, and the effluents may damage soil and water resources (surface and underground water). If properly treated, the effluent may be reused for agriculture as a substitute for potable water. Both countries, Israel and Turkey, have a high interest in the beneficial development of low-cost treatment technologies. Within this bi-national project, two Turkish graduate students from ITU came to the Sakhnin Center to conduct research work on the LIFE facilities as part of their graduate research.