The project for the development of a National Water Information System in Jordan finalises

On May 2, Eptisa celebrated the closing ceremony of the project at the headquarters of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation of Jordan

May 18 2018

Eptisa has been developing the first phase of the project for the development of a National Water Information System for the Ministry of Water and Irrigation of Jordan from December 2015 until May 2, 2018. The project has been financed by European Union funds.

The main objective of the contract has been to make quality hydro-meteorological information, from different organisms, available to water authorities, in order to facilitate and improve decision-making and strategies on water management and climate change.

The project was carried out in two components. The first one consisted of the evaluation and analysis hydro-meteorological information stored in multiple databases of different organizations, as well as the evaluation and analysis of the technological situation of existing information systems. The second component was focused on the development and implementation of “WIS IVg” system, which allows the joint management of information from different organizations and was developed using state-of-the-art software technologies. This software will be the cornerstone of the future National Water Information System that will be developed in a next phase, and for which functional specifications have been defined in this project.

The closing ceremony, which took place on May 2 at the headquarters of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation of Jordan, was attended by the authorities involved in all aspects of the project. The Minister of Water and Irrigation, His Excellency Mr. Ali Al-Ghazzawi and the Minister of Environment, His Excellency Mr. Nayef Fayez, attended the meeting as representatives of the Jordanian water authority and project beneficiaries. The EU Ambassador to Jordan, His Excellency Mr. Andrea Matteo Fontana, attended as a representative of the project-funding agency and the Ambassador of Spain in Jordan, Her Excellency Ms. Aránzazu Bañón Dávalos, as representative of the good relations between Spain and Jordan.

More than 80 people from different water institutions in Jordan and end users of the developed system also attended the event, thus highlighting the interest aroused by this project and the great expectations placed on it.


 
 The project for the development of a National Water Information System in Jordan finalises