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Jordan Valley

GLOWA Jordan River is an interdisciplinary project addressing the future of the water scarce Jordan River basin under the impact of climate and global change.

Water scarcity has been a feature of life in the Jordan River basin from time immemorial. Over the last century the situation has become gradually more severe because of the increasing population of the region, its development for agriculture and changes in rainfall patterns and consequent droughts. The potential impact of climate change and land use change on the region is likely to be very damaging unless steps are taken.

The forty research teams taking part in GLOWA Jordan River, whose membership is made up of scientists and stakeholders from Germany, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority, are working in the belief that their findings will help ensure that future management of the water resources of the area is effective and will provide a good example of improved water management.

The project addresses the management of blue and green water (running water and water in soils and plants). It analyses how the following blue water sources can contribute to future water resource needs: rainwater harvesting, managed aquifer recharge, sustainable environmental baseflow, water transfers, desalination, wastewater reuse, and water demand management. It also analyses how land use planning can contribute to green water management and thus to sustainable water management, taking into account potential changes in ecosystem services and biodiversity. Anemonenwiese

The first phase of GLOWA Jordan River lasted from 2001-2005, the second from 2005-2008. Since 2009, the project is in its third phase.

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