The PERA project is aiming at strengthening capacities of the Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie (PTUK) while realizing it as an international centre of excellence, and reinforcing the cooperation capacities and research activities in Palestinian’s water and energy sectors by defining water and energy research priorities to respond to socio-economic needs, facilitating participation in European water and energy research initiatives and inclusion in European Research Area.
The main impact of PERA will be increasing networking and scientific capacities of PTUK in water management, renweable energy and other releted areas through study visit between Palestinian and European researchers, exchange of experiences and activities dealing with support of the participation of Palestine in EU RTD programmes and other initiatives, including those dedicated to Mediterranean Region.
The PERA consortium brings together 1 Palestinian and 3 EU organisation representing a well-defined mix of competencies and expertise.
If you would like to take a closer look at some of the milestones and achievements of the PERA project, including: other videos, presentations and photographs, please click here.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 12:40
TULKRAM, PALESTINE, 1st OCTOBER, 2013 - The Final PERA Conference took place on the 22nd of September 2013 in Tulkram, Palestine and with it brought the conclusion of the S&T project which has operated for the past three years. The conclusive meeting examined the positive impacts that the project has had on the capacities of the Palestine Technical University PTUK research centre, working towards answering some of Palestine’s most important societal challenges related to water and energy scarcity issues in Palestine.
The conference saw the participation of all the important Water and Energy related stakeholders, who offered a high level of support and involvement in the project, leading to the project’s success. Four final sessions were held, instead of the originally two planned, in order to accommodate and present the extra research produced. These achievements and milestones have also been presented in a video, which illustrates PERA’s legacy of laying the foundations of future EU – Palestinian Energy and Water Science and Technology (S&T) collaboration.
Dr. Samer Najjar, the Coordinator of the project, said: “PERA has achieved all its objectives and more, in terms of improving the capabilities of the Palestine Technical University to carry out sustainable research in Water & Renewable Energy sectors.”
“Within this context, PERA delivered the important outcomes of formulating a business plan, and enhanced capacities in research fund raising, technical knowledge, and stronger potential for more integration in the European Research Area.”
“PTUK and I are very pleased, that PERA has improved our ability to positively change the socio-economic impact on the Palestinian community - which was a crucial part of our vision.”
PERA has involved the collaboration of four different academic institutions and businesses (Politecnico di Torino, Europe for Business, Palestine Technical University and Fundació CTM Centre Technologic), and has supported the participation of Palestine in FP7. The primary achievements, have been to weave together relevant and structurally important support schemes, in a politically and geographically complex context such as Palestine.
- PERA is funded under FP7 - The Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development, also called Framework Programmes, created by the European Union in order to support and encourage research in the European Research Area (ERA).
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:01
On the 24th September 2013 the TPWind - Third Energy Event, organized by the European Wind Energy Association will be held at Square Brussels Meeting Centre. It’s a chance to allow various stakeholders, R&D experts, and policy makers and exponents of the financial and European banking sectors of wind power industry, to discuss the best practices and case studies in the different fields connected with wind energy - from the political developments to market interest and the financial implementations of development.
To find out how to participate, please go on the following link:
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 08:11
Most of the Mediterranean countries suffer from water shortage due to both increasing demand and declining water quality. Rivers, lakes, groundwater resources and the sea became more and more polluted by agrochemicals and other potentially toxic substances resulting from intense agricultural and industrial activities. Besides the necessary efforts to be undertaken to reduce water consumption, such a situation calls for innovative and cost-efficient solutions to purify contaminated water and recycle wastewater.
NANOWAT project focuses on the experimentation, development and diffusion in the Mediterranean area of new technologies for efficient water treatment based on natural and modified nano-materials, using either filtration and sedimentation or photo-degradation, or their combination.
The application of nanotechnologies in the field of water treatment has the potential to offer low-cost and transportable solutions in areas where it is difficult or too expensive to implement large scale water purification plants.