Under the patronage and attendance of HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Scientific Society, the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) at the University of Jordan (UJ) organized on Wednesday, January 9, a seminar on "Water Reality in Jordan and Challenges Facing the Sector".
The event brought together experts on water issues and the strategic and security dimensions of water. They discussed water security generally but also paying particular attention to the issue in Jordan.
In his address, Prince Hassan stressed that the water issue constitutes a real challenge for Jordan, given the limited water resources in the Kingdom and the impact of the water sector on various aspects of industrial, agricultural and urban development.
The Prince pointed out that many international institutions are interested in this vital sector and have always expressed their preparedness to support water plans and projects in Jordan.
He expressed hope that the water sector will be holistically revisited in terms of problem diagnosis, sustainability solutions and regional cooperation among the Arab mashriq (east) countries.
His Highness stressed that Jordan was chosen as the headquarters of the Global Observatory for Water and Peace, an international facility aimed at promoting and activating efforts to benefit from water for holistic peace.
During the seminar, the speakers presented a number of papers on the political, social and economic repercussions of water issues.
UJ President, Prof. Abdul Karim Al-Qudah, said at the beginning of the meeting that UJ will continue to engage in today's most important national issues, and contribute to achieving Jordan's interests through science and research.
In his paper, CSS Director Prof. Musa Shteiwi pointed to challenges facing the water sector in Jordan, the current status of the sector in terms of resources and uses, the technical problems facing and the future challenges.