Water Security in Jordan – from Data to Decision (WaterD2D) – Second meeting/workshop

Water Security in Jordan – from Data to Decision (WaterD2D) – Second meeting/workshop

Based on the first, much larger workshop held on April 16th, the second WaterD2D workshop focused on identifying clear stakeholder demands related to water data gaps. Representatives from academia, public and private sector, and INGOs came again together to close the gap between science (data) and decision (policiy makers). Building-up on the first workshop, this meeting introdcued the Mujib basin as first intervention area. The goal, to create a virtual platform of data exchange with hourly updated maps was being introduced to stakeholders. A young water professional master student will collect the needed data from all different stakeholders to establish the “exchange platform”. The meeting, furthermore agreed to connect more public demands with research activities in different forms. Additionally, representatives from Minsitry of Agriculture (MA) and Ministry of Environment (MoE) articulated their demands. Thus, a special focus will be set on updating exsiting soil maps of Jordan reated to soil health, which is an important aspect when assessing soil degradation processes and flood vulnerability.