International Journal of Environmental Studies Releases Special Issue on Palestine - News
Dr. Rashed Al-Sa`ed from the BZU Institute of Environmental
and Water Studies is guest editor for the August 2011 issue of the
International Journal of Environmental Studies (IJES). This special issue (volume
68), devoted to land and water resources in Palestine, is comprised of 12
scientific papers submitted mainly by Palestinian experts specializing in the
fields of water, sanitation, environment and land use. The authors bring together
valuable data and interpretations that illuminate the reality of land and water
issues in Palestine.
Dr. Michael Brett-Crowther, Editor-In-Chief of IJES, invited
Dr. Al-Sa’ed to initiate a special issue on Palestine. The aim was to publish
scientific papers that cover water resources, sanitation, environment, land
use, urban planning and policy that utilize new data. The usual high standards
of the IJES were applied with a rigorous review process. The Editor-in-Chief
was concerned that this issue should help reveal Palestine’s problems and
potential in an authoritative manner.
Contributing BZU writers include Dr. Orayb Al-Sayrafi,
Dr. Khalid Swaileh, Mr. Ghasan Daghra and Mr. Ratib Hussein from the Faculty of
Science as well as Dr. Jamal Amro and Dr. Ziad Mimi from
the Faculty of Engineering.
Several other faculty members and researchers from other Palestinian
universities and research centers also contributed to this issue. The following link includes abstracts for
this journal issue: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/genv20/current.
Copies of full articles can be
requested from Dr. Al-Sa’ed: [email protected]