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Within the Jordanian-German research project CapTain Rain numerous products were jointly developed for the two study areas Amman and Wadi Musa. These results are now available for the Jordanian partners and stakeholders. Comprehensive descriptions of the different research approaches and products as well as further information about the project are now also available in the CapTain Rain wiki.

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On Sunday, June 30, 2024, the final event of the CapTain Rain project took place at the Al-Hussein Cultural Center in Amman. It was a very successful gathering with more than 70 participants. A further event to celebrate the successful end of the CapTain Rain project was conducted in Wadi Musa on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at the Petra Guesthouse. There, the German partners met with 15 members from PDTRA.

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The 8th Europe Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) took place in Lisbon from the 4th to the 7th of June 2024. It was organized by the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) of Portugal.  441 participants from 39 countries from a diverse spectrum of disciplines attended the conference. Among them from the CapTain Rain project Prof. Dr. Dörte Ziegler, Dr. Clara Hohmann and Christina Maus, all from the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences.

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The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2024, took place in Vienna and online from the 15th until the 19th of April 2024. Dr. Clara Hohmann from Koblenz University of Applied Sciences and Ahmad Awad from the Institute of Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) gave presentations about the ongoing research of the CapTain Rain project.

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On the 11th and 12th of April 2024, the German project partners met at the head office of KISTERS AG in Aachen to present and discuss the latest results of the different work packages. The final project results were discussed in groups and ideas were collected for their presentation at the final event and for the handover to the Jordanian partners.

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The „Day of Hydrology“ (Tag der Hydrologie (TdH)) is an important conference on Hydrology in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This year it took place in Berlin on the 20th and 21st of March and was hosted jointly by the three universities FU, HU and TU Berlin. The overall topic of the TdH 2024 was “Hydrology in the Anthropocene”. In the Thursday session on “Hydrology & humans” Dr. Clara Hohmann from the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences gave an oral presentation.

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On the 1st and 2nd of February 2024, the German project partners met at the itwh offices in Hanover to present and discuss the latest results of the different work packages. One focus of the meeting was to incorporate the results from the last stakeholder workshop in Amman to all ongoing works.

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations are a collection of 17 interlinked objectives designed to serve as a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future”. All projects in the funding scheme CLIENT II “International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovations” are contributing to these SDGs.

 

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In its portal Climate Impacts Online, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) illustrates the potential impacts of climate change on various countries in different regions of the world on sectors such as agriculture, forestry, tourism and health.

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On Monday, 11.12.2023, the third CapTain Rain stakeholder workshop took place at the Al-Hussein Cultural Center in Amman. Around 30 project partners and Jordanian experts participated in the event.

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The CapTain Rain project co-starred in the regional video for the MENA region produced by the funding initiative "CLIENT II - International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovations". The video was published on 17.10.2023. The recording is in German but you may enable English or Arabic subtitles.

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On the 19th and 20th of September 2023, the German project partners met at PIK to present and discuss the latest results of the different work packages as well as the next steps of the integrated vulnerability assessment and scenario modelling. Members of the CapTain Rain team also participated in the WaX-Seminar, which took place on the 20th and 21st of September in Potsdam as well.

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The CapTain Rain project participated in the 7th International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems (ISFF7). The event was held in Tlemcen, Algeria from June 5.-7. and was hosted by the Pan African University, Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) and the EOLE Laboratory (Eau et Ouvrages dans Leur Environnement) of the University of Tlemcen. The symposium was an important opportunity for exchange and collaboration between scientists and practitioners mainly from the MENA-region.

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The CapTain Rain project will participate in the 7th International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems (ISFF) taking place in Tlemcen, Algeria from 5. to 7. of June. The event is hosted by the Pan African University, Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) and the EOLE Laboratory (Eau et Ouvrages dans Leur Environnement), University of Tlemcen. The 7th edition of the symposium will focus on flash floods and sediment management in wadi systems in the context of climate change. Four contributions were submitted from different work packages of the CapTain Rain consortium.

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The „Day of Hydrology“ (Tag der Hydrologie) is an important conference on Hydrology in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This year it took place in Bochum on the 22nd and 23rd of March and was hosted by the Ruhr University Bochum and the Bochum University of Applied Sciences. Christina Maus from the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences presented a poster on the topic “Modelling flash floods in data- and water-scarce regions like Jordan – a multi-model approach”.

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On Monday, 30.01.2023, the second CapTain Rain Stakeholder Workshop was held at the Geneva Hotel in Amman. In addition to the presentation and discussion of the latest research results, a group work was conducted to discuss planning goals for flash flood damage reduction measures in Amman and the early warning chain in Jordan. We thank all participants for their contributions.

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On Monday, 30.01.2023 the second CapTain Rain stakeholder workshop takes place at the Geneva Hotel in Amman. Beside the presentation of the latest research results, we will jointly discuss potential measures to reduce flash flood damages.

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On the 15th and 16th of December 2022, the German project partners met at HamburgWasser and online. The organization of the upcoming stakeholder workshop in Amman was the main topic.

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We are pleased to announce that the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) has received the Prime Minister’s approval and on Sunday November 27th his Excellency, Dr. Yousef Al-Shawarbeh, signed the Memorandum of Understanding. With this signature the CapTain Rain consortium is now complete.

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We are pleased to announce that the Ministry of Environment has received the Prime Minister’s approval and signed the Memorandum of Understanding. The Secretary General, his Excellency Dr. Mohammad Khashashneh supported the CapTain Rain project from the beginning. Mr. Belal Shqarin, Director of Climate Change at the Ministry, will continue to collaborate with us as focal point for CapTain Rain at the Ministry of Environment.

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The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) has confirmed its cooperation interest to investigate flash flood risks within the Jordanian-German research project CapTain Rain. Further details were discussed in a meeting between the mayor of Amman, his Excellency Dr. Yousef Al-Shawarbeh, GAM staff members, the CapTain Rain project head Dr. habil Katja Brinkmann and the Jordanian CapTain Rain coordinator Prof. Dr. Mohamed Matouq.

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On Monday last week, the Royal Jordanian Geographic Center (RJGC) joined the CapTain Rain project consortium and signed the Memorandum of Understanding. All partners are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration and thank RJGC for their commitment.

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The Jordanian Meteorological Department (JMD) signed the Memorandum of Understanding to formalize the collaboration with the CapTain Rain project. JMD will collaborate with German institutions such as PIK and KISTERS. The collaboration was signed by the JMD Director Raed Rafid.

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On 23th of June 2022 all German project partners met in Koblenz at the University of Applied Sciences. It was the first meeting in presence this year and gave the opportunity to many fruitful discussions.

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The online seminars took place between the 17th March and 8th June 2022. The German project partners gave insights on their research activities and discussed possible approaches with the participants. Altogether, five research topics from different work packages were presented.

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The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2022, took place in Vienna and online from the 23rd until the 27th of May 2022. It was a huge Geoscience conference with more than 12 000 presentations and 14 000 colleagues from over 100 countries.

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Parts of the German CapTain Rain team conducted a field trip to Jordan in May 2022. Beside many meetings and interviews with Jordanian project partners and further local stakeholders, there was also some time to visit the study sites in Amman and Petra and to conduct on-site measurements.

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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.

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

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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.

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The Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI), represented by its Secretary General Dr. Jihad Al-Mahameed, signed the collaboration agreement with the CapTain Rain project as the first Jordanian partner. The nominated focal point for the cooperation within the Jordanian-German project is Ali Ghanim, Director of the Drought Management Governance Unit at MWI.

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The kick-off event and first stakeholder workshop of the CapTain Rain project took place in Amman at the Geneva Hotel on October 3, 2021 with more than 50 participants

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Members of the CapTain Rain project participated in the 6th International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems in Amman, Jordan.

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The online kick-off event of CapTain Rain took place on June 30, 2021 with German and Jordanian project partners.