|Projects with Jordanian partners that finished between 31/12/2011 and 31/05/2015|
JEWEL - Jordan Europe Wide Enhanced research Links in ICT
JoRiew - Improving Capacity of Jordanian Research in Integrated Renewable Energy and Water Supply
WASSERMed - Water Availability and Security in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean
KHCBIO - Supporting the Establishment of a Cancer Biobank for Jordan and its Neighbouring Countries Through Knowledge Transfer & Training
RESSOL-MEDBUILD - RESearch Elevation on Integration of SOLar Technologies into MEDiterranean BUILDings
MIRA - Mediterranean Innovation and Research Cooperation Action
IJERA - Integrating Jordan into the European Research Area
JOCHERA - Jordan Conservation of Cultural Heritage in ERA
BioWALK 4 Biofuels
BOT-ERA “Reinforcing cooperation between the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan and ERA (BOT-ERA)”
LINKSCEEM-2: Linking Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean – Phase 2
"Euro-Mediterranean research cooperation on gender and science: SHE Euro-Mediterranean Research Area” (SHEMERA)
Project name: JoRiew - Improving Capacity of Jordanian Research in Integrated Renewable Energy and Water Supply
Thematic area: Energy and Water Supply
BRIEF SUMMARY OF OVERALL PROJECT WITH THE MAIN OBJECTIVES
The objective of the JoRIEW project is to reinforce the cooperation capacities of Jordanian research centres by promoting closer scientific collaboration with a number of ERA located research centres and universities. The JoRIEW project help to structure and enhance S&T cooperation in areas of common interest, such as research system integration, integrated energy and water planning, development of water supply systems that can be powered by intermittent renewable energies, in particular flexible pumping techniques and reverse osmosis desalination technology, where joint research efforts could bring common solutions and mutual benefits. It opens a new chapter of scientific cooperation between the EC and Jordan, an important partner in the EU's neighbourhood policy. Improving Jordanian capacities in research will be achieved through following activities:
THE PROBLEM AREA ADDRESSED
Jordan is a country that lacks natural energy resources especially that of the petroleum resources. In addition, Jordan is also considered one of the poorest countries in terms of water share for its citizens. These combined problems may be addressed in solution that relies on schemes that are based on integrated energy and water planning. Development of such schemes will have water supply systems that can be powered by intermittent renewable energies, in particular flexible pumping techniques and reverse osmosis desalination technology. JoRiew assists Jordanian researchers to enhance research capacity through joint research with several European Research Centers which eventually will bring common solutions and mutual benefits to all.
DESCRIPTION OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS
The JoRiew Project has successfully completed several milestones:
1- A conference was held at the Hashemite University that included speakers from various part of the world, especial from European and Arab countries as well as researchers from Jordan. The theme of the conference is around Renewable Energy and Water Supply
2- Two training sessions with each being a two-day long that were held at the Hashemite University. The aim of these training sessions was to educate and train researchers about collaborative research opportunities within the FP7 and Horizon 2020 with emphasis on renewable energy and water supply.
3- Completion of several research visits (mobility) by Jordanian researchers to several European centers.
4- Establishment of a website for the project JoRiew for the aim of exchanging information mainly in the area of renewable energy and water supply.
5- Initiation of projects between Jordanian and European researchers with the hope of possible funding from the EC.
PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER AVAILABLE DOCUMENTATION
Based on the visits made by several Jordanian Researchers, several technical papers resulted from these visits. I can supply you with that information at a later date. Also, I can supply you with papers that were accepted and presented at the JoRiew conferece.