Jordan—Summer Innovation Labs: Water

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Jordan—Summer Innovation Labs: Water

During the summer of 2013, as temperatures rose and pipes ran dry, protests sprang up throughout northern Jordan. But every crisis presents opportunity, and Jordan is developing innovative approaches to water shortages, storage, and supply. Jordan’s approach to water shortage includes ambitious and large scale aquifer projects alongside new and old appropriate technologies of rainwater catchments and greywater treatment systems. Based in Amman, Jordan’s capital, the program explores the interplay of small and large scale appropriate technologies using the refugee population as a lens to better understand innovation that works for a region already running dry. You will be introduced to basic principles of water supply, delivery, and shortage in Jordan, with a focus on innovative responses both at the local community and regional levels. In a field-study context, you will learn from local engineers, community groups, and policy-makers about emerging resilient practices, ideas for water shortage and supply, and long-term stability. Please visit our website for more information.

Subjects

  • Engineering
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Sustainable Development
  • Water, Wastewater, And Recycling Technician
  • Environmental Management

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