Jordanian Princess Sumaya Attends Green Schools Project Event

Updated Date: 
18 February 2016

Raising awareness is key to safeguarding water resources and ensuring their sustainability, HRH Sumaya bint Hassan of Jordan said at the closing ceremony of the first phase of MENA NWC-funded project, “Promoting Water Use Efficiency in Green Schools.”
During the one-day event, organized by the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) and the University of Jordan’s Water, Energy and Environment Center (WERSC), Hassan added that the project has successfully enhanced the community’s role in rationalizing environmental resources.
The 14-month first phase of the project targeted UJ’s Model School and Dahiyet Al Hussein Secondary School.
WERSC and RSS designed and built a Drawer Compacted Sand Filter (DCSF) for greywater treatment, constructed a rainwater harvesting system, planted indoor and outdoor school gardens, installed water-saving devices, and painted schools, among other activities.
The initiative aimed to improve the lifestyle and well-being of the school and surrounding communities through fostering sustainable environmental behaviors.
The closing ceremony featured a short video on the projects’ activities and honorary shields and  certificates were presented to participants and supporters of the project.
A TV interview  was also conducted with MENA NWC Policy, Research & Development Director Ghazi Abu Rumman, RSS Studies & Consultation Specialist Rana Ardah, and Univeristy of Jordan’s Hind Jasem.
To watch the interview click here

Princess Sumaya addressing attendant at the event