News Archive

Sep27
2017

WASH and Rainwater Harvesting Training

WRAP and its partners recently held a WASH and water harvesting training with children ages 14 to 16 at the Sharhabil bin Hassaneh EcoPark in Jordan. Click here for more pictures and details.

Sep26
2017

New Rainwater Harvesting System at Kibbutz Gezer Education Center

The installation of WRAP’s seventh rainwater harvesting project, a rain barrel system at Kibbutz Gezer Education Center located in central Israel between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, was completed in March 2017. Gezer is a pluralistic community, with both Jews and non-Jews, observant and nonobservant, many active in developing better relations between Jews and Arabs. The […]

Jul18
2017

Fundraising Campaign Launched – Support Environmental Peacebuilding Today!

The Water Resources Action Project (WRAP) needs your help to bring more Environmental Peacebuilding activities to schools in Israel and Palestine with water harvesting systems. WRAP systems in two East Jerusalem Palestinian schools, two West Bank villages, a Bedouin village, and two Israeli kibbutzim are part of a network of over 140 school water harvesting […]

Jan05
2017

Scholarship for J Street Conference – Apply Today!

The Environmental Peacebuilding Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico is sponsoring a scholarship to help a young New Mexican (age 18-25) attend the annual J Street Conference in Washington, DC, from February 25-28, 2017, as a member of WRAP. Environmental peacebuilding promotes peace in areas of conflict by finding a common ground […]

Dec17
2016

WRAP 2016 Progress Report

WRAP’s 2016 Progress Report detailing highlights from 2016 and what’s to come in 2017 is now available. Click the image below to read!  

Nov15
2016

Insightful Interview with Arava Institute’s Clive Lipchin on Transboundary Water Management

Click here to listen to this timely interview with Clive Lipchin, Arava Institute’s Director of Transboundary Water Management. The Arava Institute in Israel works to help Israel, Palestine and Jordan extend and share the scarce water resources in the area. The group’s ultimate agenda is to use the environment to promote peace. WPSU’s Emily Reddy […]

Sep27
2016

WRAP Board Member to Lead Water Practicum in Middle East

Longtime WRAP Board member Julie Weisman has been made an adjunct professor at the Francis King Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland. In this role, she will co-lead a grant-funded interdisciplinary practicum of students (law, MBA and public health) on a water related project in the Middle East. They will travel to […]

Sep16
2016

E-Book: One Raindrop at a Time

The For My Earth project of the University of New Mexico in collaboration with WRAP recently developed an e-book titled, “One Raindrop at a Time: Environmental Peacebuilding and Education in Sur Baher, Jerusalem”. The book details the rainwater harvesting and environmental projects that WRAP and its partner schools have undertaken in Sur Baher, Jerusalem. The […]

Sep12
2016

NASA DEVELOP Studies Middle East Water Resources

In partnership with the Water Resources Action Project (WRAP), a team from NASA DEVELOP undertook a project to utilize NASA Earth Observations to create a precipitation climatology of Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank to identify optimal rainwater harvesting locations for underserved schools in those regions. The results will aid WRAP in decision-making by identifying […]

Jun16
2016

New Study on Rainwater Collection Benefits

A new study by Drexel University’s College of Engineering examines the potential rainwater‬ collection benefits in four major U.S. cities. The study finds that rainwater systems could reduce potable ‪‎water‬ demand in these cities by 65% and reduce ‪‎runoff‬ by 75%. Read more about the new study here: http://bit.ly/1p7QprD