NAWAMED: “The water situation in Jordan and Palestine represents the biggest and most difficult challenge”
A presentation on "Nature Based Solutions for Domestic Water Reuse" was delivered by Prof. Ahmed Al-Salaymeh, NAWAMED project coordinator at University of Jordan - UJ to disseminate its objectives during the dissemination workshop organized in the contest of WaSeC - Innovations in Water Education: Enhancing Water Security and Socio-economic Development in the Eastern Mediterranean under Climate Change – Erasmus plus project.
WaSeC project aims to teach new technologies and methods to students that will incorporate them in water resources management plans and that eventually will be adopted in the water relevant organizations and businesses. Other major concerns are the many different services that water can offer.
The workshop was organized by the University of Jordan and was held under the patronage of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Jordan, H.E. Prof. Adnan Badran, on Thursday, 13th of January ,2022. It gathered the interested stakeholders and the partners of WaSec project to introduce the virtual learning platform in the project and demonstrate the new innovative teaching methods through exploring of the newly developed courses material.
The workshop was attended by high-ranking levels such as former ministers, President of the University of Jordan, President of German Jordanian, President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology and President of Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, in addition to participants and experts in the field of climate change and water management from different public and private institutions.
The workshop opening session included a welcome speech from H.E. Prof. Adnan Badran, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Jordan, who, indicated that water challenges facing the eastern Mediterranean countries due to population increase, modernization and expansion in industrial and agricultural use and other reasons will be exacerbated by climate change that has led to a decrease in precipitation rates.
Prof. Ahmed Al-Salaymeh, WaSec and NAWAMED project coordinator at the University of Jordan, indicated that the water situation in Jordan and Palestine represents the biggest and most difficult challenge not only at the level of the Arab world, but at the level of the whole world, stressing the importance of addressing climate change issues.
The workshop was a good occasion to spread the nature-based solutions proposed by the project for future application at business level.
The roll-up of NAWAMED project was installed and NAWAMED brochures was distributed to the participants.