I want to share an exciting initiative to a project that I
have been working on in partnership with Richard Laster, (Professor of
Environmental Law at the Hebrew University. I hope it will be of interest to you!
– Dr. Richard Kool, Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability, Royal Roads University
“There is an unfolding humanitarian and environmental crisis
taking place in the West Bank due to untreated sewage. The Kidron/El Nar Valley
is at particular risk where at least 15 million cubic metres of untreated
sewage is dumped annually. This is the equivalent of 6,000 Olympic swimming
pools of hazardous waste. The Valley is home to a population dependent on
agriculture and tourism to make a living, is the site of a diverse group of
important historical and religious sites, and is the entryway to the Dead Sea.
All of these unique characteristics of the Valley are threatened by the
As part of its larger plan to address the crisis in the
region, Richard Laster and the Kidron Basin Initiative (KBI) have
partnered with Shurook to work toward an immediate solution and needs your support.
We are building an innovative, low-tech treatment plant to treat the wastewater
of local residents. The total cost of the project is $300,000, the
majority of which will be supplied by institutional grants. To begin
construction and generate further interest from institutional donors, we are
asking for an initial sum through a crowdfunding campaign which will be matched
by KBI funds.
We will be running the crowdfunding campaign until
Wednesday, March 22, World Water
Day. This year’s theme is “Wastewater” and the importance of
reducing and reusing it. We are excited that our project fits within this
larger global initiative and that worldwide attention is being focused on this
Please visit our crowdfunding campaign, which explains in
greater detail the work we are doing and why your help is needed. Your donation
to this project will go a long way!”
13 Nablus Road, Jerusalem
VIP 3 Building, Tawfeeq Zayyad Street, Al-Bireh, Ramallah
Tel: +972 (0)54 771 6383