Environmental Awareness for Water Protection in Deir Alla
Environmental Awareness for Water Protection in Deir Alla
In Deir Alla area in the Jordan Valley where unsustainable agricultural practices prevail, especially in irrigation methods, pesticide use and contamination of water sources, the Jordan Aqua Conservation Association will implement this project which will focus on creating awareness among local community sectors, including students and teachers, religious leaders and farmers in order to bring attention to the importance of preserving water resources in the Jordan Valley’s unique co-system and Jordan’s most important agricultural production area.

Water clubs will be formed in the schools of Deir Alla, a manual on water resources will be produced and distributed among school students. Lectures, field visits and other awareness activities will be conducted involving all target groups in the area. Support will also be provided to a small number of farms that suffer critical conditions, in order to introduce farmers to proper methods of farm management in a way that preserves water, reduces contamination and increases productivity and contributes to protecting the Jordan Valley’s environment in general.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Jordan Aqua Conservation Association
Country:
Jordan
Area Of Work:
International Waters
Grant Amount:
US$ 28,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 1,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,250.00
Project Number:
JOR/03/11
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Capacity buildig is the main component of this project: NGO team will be trained and their skills will be built in the field of communication an outreach. Students and teachers in Deir Alla schools will also be trained through training of trainers program and by providing guides on water and environment, hard copy and cd form, farmers will be assisted to introduce better agricultural practices and religious leaders will be given a role in raising awareness and changing behavior.
Notable Community Participation
Contacts have been made with the Ministry of Education to organize activities with schools in the project areas, cooperatives and other civil society organizations in Deir Alla were also contacted and consulted during the preparation phase for the project. Several sectors of the community will be involved in the training and awareness activities. Support to some farms with critical conditions will also help in insuring community participation.
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Grantee Contact

Adnan Az Zu'bi
 

Address

P.O.Box 9724
Amman , Amman , 11191
 

Website

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SGP Country office contact

Mr. Anas Abdel Raouf Khasawneh
Phone:
00962/6/5100420 Ext: 246
Fax:
00962/6/5100430
Email:

Address

UNDP Jordan/ shmeisani, Ishaq Al Edwan street/ P.O.Box 941631
Amman, Arab States, 11183