Capture and retain heavy rainfall in Jordan

The Middle East is particularly affected by climate change effects and extreme weather events, such as droughts and heavy rainfall. In Jordan, repeated heavy rainfall events in recent years have led to flash floods with enormous damages. Minimizing such damages, but also maximizing the benefits of heavy rainfall via improved water retention in one of the most water-scarce countries in the world, is the research topic of CapTain Rain.

The project “CapTain Rain – Capture and retain heavy rainfalls in Jordan” is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the funding measure “CLIENT II – International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovation” in the context of the framework program “Research for Sustainable Development” (FONA).

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The “Day of Hydrology” (Tag der Hydrologie (TdH)) took place in Munich on the 22 and 23 of March. Clara Hohmann presented a poster on the CapTain Rain research project discussing the process of an adequate model selection in data scarce regions like Jordan.


Our partner, the KISTERS AG introduced a state-of-the-art Demonstrator for climatic variables in the context of Early Warning Systems.


An online project meeting with the Jordanian and German project partners as well as further stakeholders took place on March 02, 2022 with almost 40 participants.