World Water Academy trains water professionals and university staff in Jordan
In 2020 the OKP project WATRA started, a collaboration between Al-Balqa’ Applied University (BAU) in Jordan, IHE Delft and World Water Academy. The project aims to contribute to end hunger, double smallholder productivity and income and ensure the sustainability and resilience of food production systems by 2030. Within the project span of two years a total of 84 drinking water and wastewater professionals took part in hands-on training courses
The OKP project WATRA started in 2020 with an inception mission to Amman, Jordan. WATRA stands for "Strengthening skills development for WAter Treatment and Reuse in Agriculture". The project is a cooperation between Al-Balqa University (BAU), IHE-Delft and World Water Academy and was funded by Nuffic.
Within the project span of two years a total of 84 drinking water and wastewater professionals from Miyahuna, Yarmouk and Aqaba Water Companies took part in hands-on training courses after which they were able to directly apply their new theoretical skills into practice. Each course ended with a field visit and was tailored to the specific needs and wishes of the participants. Field visits were organized to WWTP Fuhais, WWTP Shallalah, WTP Zai and WTP Zara Ma’en.
“Excellent training. The field visit enriched the learning outcomes”
“The explanation of the treatment stages and the discussion about innovations for our situation in Jordan were very useful”
Do you want to know more about the content of the courses that we have delivered? Visit these pages for more information about the courses Wastewater Treatment Techniques and Drinking Water Treatment Techniques.
Throughout the project, responsibility for training deliveries was slowly being transferred from WWA to BAU. After the first two courses, local Jordan trainers stepped in to join WWA trainers for the next round of courses. The capacity building part of the project was finalized with a Masterclass Course and Material Development in which 26 BAU staff members participated.
OKP project WATRA
WATRA a collaboration project between Al-Balqa’ Applied University (BAU) in Jordan, IHE Delft and World Water Academy. The project is in coordination with the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation and is funded by Nuffic. It aims to contribute to end hunger, double smallholder productivity and income and ensure the sustainability and resilience of food production systems by 2030. The practical concept and experience of World Water Academy combined with the research, academic and local knowledge of our partners IHE Delft and Al-Balqa’ Applied University (BAU) creates a complementary collaboration for multiple level education. WATRA helps ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation by strengthening skills development for wastewater treatment and reuse in agriculture.
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