The Water And Soil Environmental Research Unit

The commitment of Bethlehem University to the needs of the local Palestinian community is part of its founding statement. Particular needs were identified following an extensive socio-economic survey conducted by Bethlehem University during the late 1980s, on which the University’s outreach program was based. The Water and Soil Environmental Research Unit (WSERU) is part of this outreach program and was established in 1988 by the Chemistry Department. WSERU has been able to respond effectively to requests from a large number of municipal authorities for help and information on water quality issues. WSERU has set up an ongoing database on the water quality of the West Bank and Gaza. The unit has also developed a program for water and soil analysis for our graduates and others for whom such techniques are valuable in their careers.

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