Why study sustainability in Jordan?
Jordan is one of the driest countries on the planet, and declining rainfall is negatively affecting its economic development. In the capital, Amman, learn about technologies for sustainable water use and treated wastewater reuse, renewable energy, and organic farming. Explore human-centered design by developing a project that addresses the needs of a Jordanian community. You’ll visit the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and water treatment plants to learn about the local and regional issues of arid countries and how scarcity plays a role in the larger dynamics of the Middle East.
During the program, you’ll be exposed to different perspectives on resource management during the homestay in Amman and field visits with Bedouin families in the desert.
- Learn about the issues of arid countries and their local and regional dynamics
- Explore technologies for sustainable water use and treated wastewater reuse
- Assess the needs of a local community or business to identify an engineering problem
- Site visits to Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, water treatment plants and Bedouin communities
Previous college-level coursework or background in engineering, environmental science, or studies in related fields.