Julian Xanke

SALAM 2 - Transboundary IWRM strategies to address the water deficit problem in the Middle East

  • Contact:

    Prof. Dr. Nico Goldscheider

    Dr. Julian Xanke

    Dr. Tanja Liesch

    M.Sc. Marc Ohmer

  • Funding:

    Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

  • Partner:

    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung Liepzig, Universität Kassel, Universität Duisburg-Essen, STEP Consulting GmbH, Dorsch International Consultants GmbH, heat 11 GmbH & Co. KG, GELDNER Ingenieurberatung

  • Startdate:

    01.01.2020

  • Enddate:

    30.06.2021

Project description

The central objective of the SALAM 2 research project, carried out jointly with cooperation partners from Israel, Palestine and Jordan, is the development of cross-border, integrated water transfer strategies, as a combination of individual water transfer projects, to solve the region's water deficit problem and implement the IWRM concept in the partner countries. With the help of a regional water strategy, contributions are also to be made to adapting to climate change, rehabilitating ecosystems, implementing the UN's sustainability goals (SDGs) and, last but not least, ensuring political stability by preventing an expansion of the water crisis.

KIT's subproject 4 (integrated wastewater-groundwater management, wastewater transfer, and reuse in agriculture in the Lower Jordan Valley) will make substantial contributions to the integrated wastewater-groundwater management. The aim of the work is to develop alternative options for the Lower Jordan Valley (Jordanian side) for the reuse of the additionally generated treated wastewater from the Jordanian highlands and to identify key processes for the respective objectives in wastewater groundwater management.

View over the Lower Jordan Valley investigation area (Photo: Xanke)