Achieving Zero Water Consumption through Wastewater Treatment at Al-Quds University

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Al-Quds University Wastewater Plant

In a world grappling with water scarcity and pollution issues, effective water management and wastewater treatment have never been more critical. Under the able leadership and management of Dr. Jawad Hasan Shoqeir (, Al-Quds University stands at the forefront of these efforts, pioneering an innovative wastewater treatment system that aligns the institution with zero water consumption goals. This initiative is not only central to the university’s sustainable operational strategies but also contributes to global efforts towards environmental conservation and public health promotion.


The vision driving Al-Quds University’s wastewater treatment process intertwines several critical objectives. The initiative seeks to ensure sustainable, reliable sources of clean water for the campus. By implementing state-of-the-art wastewater purification techniques, the university enhances the quality of treated water, enabling its reuse for various activities within the campus, including recreational and aesthetic purposes. The whole approach aligns with the overarching vision of making Al-Quds University a leader in environmental conservation and a model of sustainable water use.

In-depth Treatment Process:

At the heart of the university’s wastewater treatment process is the pursuit of the secondary treatment level. This second phase of treatment further eliminates organic matter left after the initial or primary treatment. It employs advanced biological methods to break down suspended organic matter, significantly minimizing pollutants in the treated water before it is discharged or reused. This rigorous and efficient process is a key part of our strategy towards achieving zero water consumption, as it ensures that the maximum amount of treated wastewater can be repurposed for various operations within the university.

Alignment with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

Al-Quds University’s wastewater treatment project aligns with numerous Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are the global blueprint for a better and more sustainable future. These include:

  • SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation): By improving water quality and promoting the reuse of treated wastewater, the university’s initiative plays a critical role in the sustainable management of water and sanitation.
  • SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being): The initiative’s focus on effective wastewater treatment prevents the spread of waterborne diseases and supports public health. It is also in alignment with the broader goal of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all.
  • SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities): By repurposing treated wastewater for campus beautification and irrigation, the university is promoting sustainable urbanization and improving the quality of urban spaces.
  • SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production): The reuse of treated wastewater contributes to responsible water consumption and reduces the demand for freshwater resources.
  • SDG 15 (Life on Land): By reducing water pollution through effective wastewater treatment, the university aids in maintaining land ecosystem health and conserving biodiversity.

University’s Role Beyond Treatment:

Al-Quds University’s commitment to sustainable water use extends beyond the wastewater treatment facility. The institution actively partakes in research on water conservation and sustainability, constantly working to enhance its processes and inspire others in the sector. In addition, the university is keen on conducting awareness campaigns to educate the community about water conservation, thus contributing to a culture of sustainability.

The wastewater treatment initiative at Al-Quds University is a powerful testament to the university’s commitment to sustainability, environmental stewardship, and public health. Under the guidance of Dr. Jawad Hasan Shoqeir, the process exemplifies the role of academic institutions in addressing global challenges and paving the way for a sustainable future. As we stride towards achieving our goal of zero water consumption, we continue to explore new opportunities for innovation, collaboration, and education in the field of water management and sustainability.

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