Amman- 5 December 2018

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the School of Natural Resources Engineering and Management (SNREM) at the German Jordanian University (GJU) organized the second workshop for the project “Universities Cooperation with Jordanian Universities in Frame of Supporting Refugees Hosting Communities in Sector of Waste Management”.

The workshop was attended by the President of GJU, Prof Manar Fayyad, Vice President, Prof. Atef Kharabsheh, the Dean of SNREM Dr. Munjed Al Sharif and a large number of students of GJU and participating universities.

The workshop that is supported by GIZ included participants from German  Universities ( Rostock, TU Dresden, TU Hamburg) and Jordanian Universities; Mouta, Jordan University and Jordan University of Science and Technology.

President of GJU, Prof. Manar Fayyad stated her delight to see a large presence of students. She pointed out the significance of Waste Management and its impact on the community and the environment.

She added that Waste Management is an issue that needs lots of attention, as well as acquiring more knowledge about new technologies and operations.

The Dean of (SNREM), Dr. Munjed Al Sharif said that the workshop aims to educate the students and engage them in a constructive discussion to create new ideas that serve the community.

Dr. Arwa Abdelhay, Vice Dean of SNREM and project member indicated that GJU currently have three MSc students conducting their thesis work on tools and means of transferring solid waste into positive energy. This same activity will be also carried out in all Jordanian universities.    

Dr. Abdullah Nassour from Rostock University, Mr. Ralf Senzel GIZ- Amman Office and Dr. Christina Dornack, TU Dresden gave speeches about the progress of the project and the importance of investment in waste. They also encouraged the students to contribute effectively to the subject.

The workshop that will last for three days includes lectures and seminars on different topics such as waste characterization, recycling, technologies and practices of transfer municipal solid waste into energy.