One of the highlights of the meeting was a song composed and performed by the youth of the Good Water Neighbors Project. Thanks go to Dana Mohammad, Regional Management Coordinator for FoEME, who is also a computer engineer with an MBA in her spare time, for sending me the link to this great video that was shown at both meetings.
posting described the Auja ecopark. This blog posting by a FoEME intern does a great job of describing the Sharhabil-Bin Hassan ecopark. Here is some information on the Peace Park that we visited (photos and videos were not allowed due to proximity to Israeli-Jordanian border). Not shown is a new jointly-proposed Israeli-Palestinian ecopark.
geologic map and cross section of the area. Note the location of Jericho to get oriented.
The second part of the conference was held in Jericho, Palestine. This is the oldest continously inhabited city in the world, advertised as over 10,000 years old. Approximately 250 people from across the region and globe attended this two day conference celebrating 10 years of the Good Water Neighbors Project. It was reportedly the first large water conference hosted by the Palestinians, and it was first class, being held at the Jericho Intercontinental Hotel.
And the connection to greywater? Well, all of the ecoparks we visited actively reuse greywater. But the real bonus is that the Palestinian Director of FoEME, Mr. Nader Khateb, developed this great greywater manual. The Rainbow Water Coalition was honored to participate in these very important meetings, and to visit the cradle of greywater greatness.