Center for Water, Environment

Ala Taleb Obaidat, Director of the center


The shortage and the limited portable resources of drinking water is one of the major problems facing the world in general and our region in particular.  Studies indicate that Jordan is one of the poorest countries in the world that have water sources. Statistics show that more than half of the world will suffer from a shortage of water resources and safe drinking water in the future, By the year 2025, if current  trends continue, per capita water supply will fall from the current 145 m3 / yr to only 91 m3 /yr, putting Jordan in the category of having an absolute water shortage. So there is an urgent need for a new strategy to look for new and different resources to provide enough sustainable drinking water for the next coming years.

The Dead See is the world's richest source of natural salts and so many kinds of rich minerals, hiding wonderful treasures that accumulated throughout thousands of years with a unique source of hypertonic water and thermo-mineral springs, which can be used in multiple areas, whether in the fields of industry, or the fields of medicine, where the rich salty water of the Dead Sea and its neutral mud is considered to be  the best successful treatment of skin diseases,  and there are many industrial products can be produced from its water and minerals.


Centre Objectives

First goals of this center is to create a database of all the studies and research that has been completed related to the theme of water resources, and environment in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The database will also include studies and research that has been made concerning the Dead Sea, to be a reference for all subsequent research that is worked by researchers and scholars.

The aims of Water and Environmental and the Dead Sea Studies center are:

  1. To provide the center of scientific research and studies related to water.
  2. Building bridges of cooperation between the center and international and regional organizations that adopt the highest levels of technical expertise in the areas of water and environments research throw, By organizing local and regional conferences, seminars and workshops that are related in this area, to distribution the technical knowledge and localization of technical issues, In order to build qualified cadre  and national capacities in the surface water, groundwater, salty, sweet, water and other areas.
  3. Prepare and train an effective cadre of technicians and researchers.
  4. Educate and sensitize various segments of society in order to find solution for the resulting water problems facing the region.
  5. Work to increase awareness and knowledge of the current environment plans and the Dead Sea developments.
  6. The development of existing industries dependent on natural resources and create a new industries resulting from studies and researches that been made on the Dead Sea.
  7. Coordination and cooperation with local research centers, regional and international who like to exchange knowledge and research collaboration.


The vision

  1. The leadership in the field of water, environment research at the local, national, regional and international level.
  2. Identify the problems facing the Dead Sea and solve them.
  3. Developing the Dead Sea tourism and increase the investment projects.


The message

Providing scientific initiatives to resolve water problems at the local, national and international level through innovative research and consultancy, training, technology transfer and dissemination of knowledge.

Find solutions for the risks facing the Dead Sea in terms of drought, landslides and natural disaster as earthquake. Therefore there is an urgent need for a new strategy to solve problems through direct research in the field to work on the development of the coast of the Dead Sea to identify and to look for new and different resources to protect and save the Dead See for the next coming years.

Contact Information

Jarash Road, 20 KM out of Amman, Amman Jordan


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