Palestine Polytechnic University

Center of Excellence in Water, Energy and Environment Research and Services

About Us

Center of Excellence in Water, Energy and Environment Research and Services (CWEE)

PPU established in 1999 the Renewable Energy and Environment Research unit as a core research basis in water, energy and environmental protection. In 2021, the university decided to expand the unit and establish the Centre of Excellence in Water and Environment Research and Services (CWEE) to respond to the increasing demand on research and education in these fields locally and globally. The center leads education, research, and services in the fields of drinking water, wastewater testing and treatment, renewable energy and climate change. 


The main objective of the center is to enhance capacity building in water, energy and environment research and education in Palestine, with focus on research and educational skills and resources needed in the related fields including agriculture, natural resources, water, wastewater, renewable energy and environment. The specific objectives of the center are summarized as follows:
1- Developing and promoting research capabilities and capacities in issues related to testing and treatment of drinking water and wastewater, and energy (including: renewable and alternative resources, energy policies and strategies, energy efficiencies and energy auditing) and environment protection (including: environmental technology, environmental awareness, and climate change impact). 
2- Promoting the role of the university in serving the community through initiating and implementing directive applied researches and essential services.
3- Promoting and developing national and international cooperation in scientific research and innovation.