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Holger Hoff

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Time-frame: 2007–2008

GLOWA Jordan River

The central question of this project is: how can we maximise the benefits from the region's water for humans and ecosystems under global change?

GLOWA Jordan River is an interdisciplinary and international research project providing applied scientific support for water managers in the Jordan River basin based on state-of-the art science. The project explicitly addresses the problems associated with climate and global change in a transboundary context.

Water scarcity has been a feature of life in the Jordan River basin from time immemorial. Over the last century the situation has gradually worsened due to the increasing population in the region, changes in rainfall patterns and consequent droughts, and increasing demands from agricultural development. The potential impact of climate change and land use change on the region is likely to be very damaging unless steps are taken to adapt.

The forty research teams taking part in GLOWA Jordan River, which include scientists and stakeholders from Germany, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority, aim to help ensure that future management of the water resources of the area is effective and will provide a strong example of IWRM - Integrated Water Resources Management.

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