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Jordan, September 12, 2019
International conference on water & wastewater technologies opens

Amman, Sep. 11 (Petra) -- The Fifth International Conference on 'Water and Wastewater Technologies in Ancient Civilizations' organized by the University of Jordan in partnership with the World Water Organization opened on Wednesday at the Dead Sea shores.

Director of the Center for Water, Energy and Environment at the University of Jordan, Chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the Conference, Khaldoun Shatnawi, said in his opening remarks that fifth of the world population suffers from water scarcity, which poses a challenge on human security.

He pointed out that the conference will be focusing on topics related to the development of water systems, wastewater and flood water in the world from prehistoric to modern times, and to learn from those systems to address the water challenges arising from population growth and overuse of groundwater, and climate change.

Shatnawi said that the two-day conference aims to discuss scientific research related to water resources and management and to show the chronological history of water and water systems through the ages and the impact of climate change.

He added that the gathering will allow Jordanian researchers and participants to prepare joint projects with their international counterparts, in addition to encouraging cooperation in the water and wastewater field.

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