New avenues in Jordan
“The WDC's expertise includes water cooperation, hydrological studies, and regional water governance. This aligns with SIWI’s work on promoting water cooperation, integrated water resource management, and sustainable water governance frameworks. Both institutions have long-standing experience in conducting research and strengthening collaboration.”
According to Al Shraideh, collaboration between SIWI and the WDC could therefore “potentially enhance the field of water governance, contribute to addressing water cooperation challenges, and ultimately ease the implementation of projects in the region.”
The declaration of intention outlines several potential fields of cooperation such as education, training, and research and includes activities such as joint project implementation, faculty, and student mobility, as well as capacity development and training.
Aside from the new agreement, JUST University and SIWI have been cooperating for a long time. Starting from 2014, both institutions started carrying out a regional project around capacity building and water governance.