“Hand in Hand Towards a Better Environment” Conference at Beirut Arab University

25 October 2017

The Faculty of Science at Beirut Arab University organized a Conference entitled “Hand in Hand Towards a Better Environment”. The Conference was held under the patronage of the President of Beirut Arab University Prof. Amr Galal El- Adawi and the Sponsorship of USAID.

 The conference discussed the importance of raising awareness among the Lebanese and the Syrian refugees on the damaging effect of pollution on health and the importance of recycling to minimize pollution.

Dr. Jamilah Borjac- Faculty Member at the Faculty of Science presented some of the results obtained from her project received from PEER cycle 5/USAID in 2016 entitled “Hazardous Effect of Pollutants in Deir Kanoun Dump on the Syrian Refugees and the Lebanese People”. During the Conference, Speeches were delivered targeting the painful reality of the polluted Lebanese rivers and canals.

The conference was attended by BAU Deans, Faculty Members, Previous Sour Kaemakam, Mr. Hussein Kabalan, Head of Klayleh Municipality Mr. Abed Al Karim Hassan, Head of Deir Kanoun Ras El Ain Municipality Mr. Mostafa Siklawi. The Conference was also attended by representatives from the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Education, WHO, UNDP, Lebanon Water Project, key NGO Association, and Human Rights Organizations. 


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