Jordan Inaugurates Solar-Powered Wastewater Treatment Facility Funded By UK


Helen Fazey, British Deputy Ambassador inaugurated the prototype solar-powered wastewater treatment facility in Fuheis, Jordan. It was funded by the UK’s Newton-Khalidi Fund.


According to the British embassy, Jordanian engineering students worked with industry partners from the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering and Jordan’s Industrial Research and Development Fund in order to design and construct this unique plant.


They brought together their expertise in a UK & Jordan joint initiative, with a central focus on fostering innovation in energy-efficient and cost-efficient wastewater treatment technology.


De Montfort University, UK, and Al Balqaa Applied University, Jordan implemented this project.


Fazey opened her remarks by saying, “Today we see the success in UK-Jordan cooperation between academia and industry addressing an important issue for Jordan. This project supports Jordan’s ambition to reach 11% of its water needs by 2025 through wastewater treatment plants.

This ambition requires both a skilled workforce and innovative technology. She said that she hoped that the participants will use their experience with the prototype and the communication and cooperation that brought it to them as a stepping stone toward new generation engineers who can apply academic learning to industrial partners.

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According to the statement, the Newton-Khalidi Fund is supported by an agreement between the UK Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.

According to the statement, it is intended to encourage economic development and social cohesion within Jordan by supporting research collaboration between UK-educated, trained scientists, engineers, and researchers.

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