Professor Nizar Abu-Jaber, the director of the Center for the Study of Natural and Cultural Heritage (CSNACH) at the German Jordanian University (GJU), delivered a Webinar titled “Flood Control and Water Management in Nabatean Petra” on Monday, October 19, 2020.


The event was organized by the Jordanian Embassy in Japan and the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies of Japan (GRIPS) as part of their Seminar on water and disasters-learning from history program.












































  • Brief

    During the Webinar, Professor Abu-Jaber discussed the philosophy of GJU and CSNACH, pointing out its applied nature and desire to solve local problems using modern approaches and technologies in collaboration with local communities.

    Moreover, he discussed the natural setting of Petra and how this setting provides serious water management and flooding issues, and how the Nabateans managed these problems.


    Finally, he presented the work that is currently being conducted to understand the hydrology as well as the ancient technologies used at the site and how attempts are being made to utilize these new data and insights to mitigate the problem of flooding in Petra through the rehabilitation of the ancient flood control systems. This was followed by a question-and-answer session.


  • Meeting Recording
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