Water security assessment started in Jordan
The Regional Environmental Center (REC) celebrated World Water Day this year in Amman, Jordan. The joint event comprised a workshop on indicator-based local water security assessment and a training for public opinion assessment (POA) interviewers, which was held on April 21-22, 2016.
The event was organised within the WaSe component of the WATER SUM project and brought together around 70 participants representing various institutions from four municipalities involved in the project (Al-Salt, Al Karak, Jerash and Ajloun).
The first day was dedicated to training local planning team members on the indicator-based local water security assessment process. On the second day, POA interviewers were trained on the POA process and on the field approach to be used during interviewing.
The two most important outcomes of the joint event were: initiating the indicator-based local water security assessment process in each municipality; and providing interviewers with instructions on how to conduct their fieldwork, while also giving instructions on how to use an e-version of the questionnaire. The results of the local water security assessment and POA will be presented at a project conference scheduled for April 26-28, 2016, in Szentendre, Hungary.