Enhancing Ground-water Management in Jordan
The project agreement was signed in April 2004. The U.S. Geological Survey selected a senior hydrologist for team leader who relocated to the project in Amman, Jordan,
in May of 2004 for a 3-year assignment. The project is situated in the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI), and will include a Jordanian contingent that will work with and be trained
by the team leader, temporary-duty [tdy] USGS staff, and MWI staff.
The Jordanian technical staff members will, on completion of the project, be hired by MWI.
Jordan Ministry of Water and Irrigation hydrologic technician explains monitor-well operation at a northwestern Jordan site to Jock Whittlesey, US Embassy/Amman Regional ESTH Officer for the Middle East and North Africa.
From left to right, Ma'moon Ismail, Wesley Danskin (USGS-CA Water Science Center), Suhail Sharadqah (partially hidden), and Naser Al-Manseer. Danskin is providing training in ground-water modeling to USGS project staff.
MWI stream gage on Zarqa River, a perennial effluent-maintained stream in central Jordan.
A typical observation well near Ajloun, northwest Jordan.
| This project is part of USGS support of U.S. foreign policy. It was requested and is fully funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. By developing scientific
capabilities through training and other technical interactions, the project reflects the USGS vision of natural-science leadership. Improvement of the quality and utility of the Jordanian ground-water
data base contributes to USGS ability to describe and understand the Earth and to improve USGS domestic programs.