The gallery below showcases international virtual exchange projects that focus on UN Sustainable Development Goal #6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Please view the presentations and leave your comments/questions in this Padlet.


Water Crisis: Egypt & US

Description: The students conducted surveys with their communities to learn about people’s awareness about clean water crises, resources, environmental water issues and factors that affect quality of water in their cities and countries. They distributed the survey through google form. Based on the surveys’ responses they created shareable infographics in English and in Arabic to raise the awareness about water crisis in Egypt & the US. 

Faculty & Institutions: Shahinaz Abdelrahman (AUC) & Lamees Fadl (LaGuardia) 

Student Presenters: Mena Helmy, Manar ElSallab, Mark Yehia, Khlood Al Malahy, Joel Valerio, Ahmed Ibrahim, Saima Sultana, Jafar Madu 

Presentation: Click here


Factors that Reproduce Inequality and Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

Description: Inequalities are driven by multiple factors, and these factors continue to persist within and between nations. Today, most of the world’s population live in countries where inequality has grown. According to the United Nations, inequalities of opportunity affect a person’s life expectancy and access to basic services such as healthcare, education, water, and sanitation. They can curtail a person’s human rights, through discrimination, abuse and lack of access to justice. Students  highlight factors that reproduce inequalities and access to clean water and sanitation in the U.S., and in Jordan. 

Faculty & Institutions: Ayat Bouzieh (JUST) & Rochell Isaac (LaGuardia) 

Student Presenters: To be added 

Presentation(s): 

  1. Inequality and access to clean water and sanitation (G1)
  2. The PURE Group (G2)
  3. The Cleansing Group (G3)
  4. Inequality and sustainability (G4)
  5. Inequality and Access to Clean Water and Sanitation (G5)

The Role of the Government and Civil Society in Assuring Access to and Quality of Water in Bethlehem and New York City  

Description: Students from LaGuardia Community College in NYC and their international peers from Ahliya University in Palestine will present their project together but they will divide their presentation in different sections depending on their roles in this collaboration. Professor Stankovic’s students will highlight social interaction by sharing students’ personal and academic experiences on water in NYC and Palestine. Professor Perez-Rios’ students will focus on their writing process of a position paper that dealt with implementation of SDG 6. They will also point out their awareness of the importance of their future engagement in this project by donating their time and money for access to water of their peers in Palestine. Professor Sbeih’s students will present nine mobile apps prototypes (interface designs) on water access and sanitation in Palestine, targeting especially the areas Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Note: It is expected that one or two students will present their part in the project in Arabic and a translator student volunteer will assist with interpretation. 

Faculty & Institutuions: M. Victoria Perez- Rios, Olivera Stankovic (LaGuardia) and Asma  Hasan Sbeih (PAU) 

Student Presenters: San San Chow, Sixmeiry Jimenez, Evelyn Gabrie, Eid Shami, Roa’ Abid Aldaiem, and Aroa Alzeer 

Presentation(s): 

  1. GSACS Fundraising ideas Uddin (flyer)
  2. M. Victoria Pérez-Ríos – GSACS Position Paper Instructions and Paper for Asynch Presentation
  3. M. Victoria Pérez-Ríos – GSACS Presentation Sixmeiry Jiménez
  4. M. Victoria Pérez-Ríos – GSACS Student Presentation Dhaniel Hiralal
  5. M. Victoria Pérez-Ríos – GSACS Student Presentation Sánchez
  6. M. Victoria Pérez-Ríos – GSACS Student Presentations San San Chow

Hydration: From Idea to Start-up 

Description: In this presentation, the students are working to convert ideas in the field water to startups. This includes some ideas such as kidney failure advice mobile apps, water awareness websites and more. The students collaborate from Palestine Ahliya University (PAU) and Queens College. They both work in a complementary manner where PAU students work on the technical parts and QC students give their suggestions and modifications on the ideas taking into account their experience in Marketing and advertising. 

Faculty & Institutions: Ahmed Abdou (PAU) & Jill Carvajal (QC) 

Student Presenters: Piasha Barua, Jouman Alzeer, Sundos Abdeen, Nathan Auyeung 

Presentation(s): 

  1. Asynchronous 
  2. Synchronous

Water Purification and Desalination in the US and Jordan

Description: This collaboration between graduate students in the course “Water and Wastewater Treatment” at Jordan University of Science and Technology and undergraduate students in “Organic Chemistry” at Hostos Community College, New York City, focused on the issues of water treatment, such as purification and desalination. Students had the opportunity to present problems and solutions related to the above-mentioned issues in Jordan and the US and provide each other with feedback.

Faculty & Institutions: Luay Zeatoun (JUST) & Debasish Roy (Hostos) 

Student Presenters:  Mariam Ghabayen, FIDA’A E’LAIWAH, Moawiah Sharayah, and Sara Salem, Lara Obaid, Aseel Obeidat 

Presentation(s): 

  1. Removal of Heavy Metals from Water
  2. The Global Monitoring System on Water

Clean Water in Bethlehem and New York City 

Description: Our students and their international partners will present on the issues related to water resources and quality in Bethlehem and New York City. 

Faculty & Institutions: Khaled Sabarna (PAU) & Jian Zhang (BMCC)

Student Presenters: Ichraq El Abdi, Collins Isidiho, Truthful Ward 

Presentation(s): Click here


Study of Palestinian water law 

Description: The project explores the importance of the water in the Palestinian life, and how Israelis are violating Palestinian water rights. 

Faculty & Institutions: Wael Zboun (PAU) & Eldar Sarajlic (BMCC) 

Student Presenter: Ibrahim Subih 

Presentation(s): 
    1) Water Quality in Palestine

    2) Palestinian suffering in city