A summer program entitled: “ Water In An Arid Land- The Engineered Water Cycle In Jordan” between Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) and University of Washington (WU), started from August 25th to September 17th . It’s conceived and coordinated by Dr.Muna Abu –Dalo, Director of Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Center for Environmental Sciences and Technology (QRACEST) and Dr. Heidi Gough, faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UW. The program will last for four weeks and will be led by educators from both JUST and WU along with 16 students- eight from each institution. The program trains these future science and engineering leaders in the importance of adapting water engineering to the local climate, using Jordan as an example. The students will study the impact of hot dry climate on water resources, drinking water treatment, and waste water treatment.
The program tours a number of treatment plants and field sites in addition to providing guest speakers from among local engineering