UA talk to probe Mideast water, energy issues

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona will present “Water, Wastewater, and Energy Solutions for Off-grid Bedouin, Palestinian, and Jordanian Communities” on Monday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m., with Clive Lipchin, Ph.D., of the Center for Transboundary Water Management at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel. The lecture is presented in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Water Resource Research Center and will be held at the UA Hillel Foundation, 1245 E. 2nd St.

Addressing the need for conflict mitigation in transboundary environmental management, the Center for Transboundary Water Management is implementing on-site, off-grid solutions for communities lacking access to centralized water, wastewater and energy infrastructure. The project includes greywater treatment and reuse systems; renewable energy; and hydroponics micro-systems. Work is being carried out in Palestinian communities in the West Bank, Jordanian farms in the Jordan Valley and Bedouin communities in Israel’s Negev Desert. Lessons learned in the Middle East can be used in addressing challenges in other arid regions of the world such as Native American communities in Arizona and New Mexico.

For more information, visit judaic.arizona.edu/50-years.