BRP is targeting degraded ecosystems of the Badia

News Brief: 

- Minister of Environment: BRP had rehabilitated 17 groundwater wells in the Badia (25 April 2018)

His Excellency Nayef Al-Fayez, The Minister of Environment said that the scarcity of water resources is one of the most important obstacles facing the local community and livestock breeders in the Jordanian Badia. Al-Fayez stressed the projects developed by the BRP and through the community action plan, including a project that rehabilitated 17 groundwater wells during 2009-2017. All activities were jointly implemented through the Ministry of Water and Irrigation represented by the Water Authority through the agreements signed with the Environmental Compensation Program. Al Fayez explained that these wells were suffering from several problems such as high salinity, iron, ammonia, arsenic and bacteria. Rehabilitation through BRP eliminated these problems improved the quality of water to the Jordanian standards. Al-Fayez explained that after the rehabilitation and operation of these wells, the program has pumped the water at a rate of one thousand cubic meters per hour of potable water, benefiting about 140 thousand inhabitants of the Badia and livestock breeders near the wells.

 

- Minister of Environment: BRP is working on restoring degraded ecosystems in the Badia (18 April 2018)

Minister of Environment (H.E. Nayef Al-Fayez) stressed that the environmental compensation program works on the ecosystems in the Badia region by rehabilitating the vegetation cover and biodiversity, protecting it, increasing the productivity of rangelands and the efficiency of using natural resources. All of this is achieved by the participation of local communities of the Badia through rangeland cooperatives.

 

Al Fayez said during, field visits to the southern Badia, that sustainability of the CAP projects is achieved through the work with rangeland cooperatives  which ensures good jobs for local communities. He met with the members of Al-Nidaa Cooperative in Al-Rajif Region, which was supported by mini dairy processing units and other services through BRP. Al-Fayez emphasized the important roles of CAP projects, particularly those related to fodder production, improved livestock, rehabilitated rangelands and water harvesting. More details (Arabic) are included in the following media:

 

Ammonn news, Jafra News, Zara News

 

- Planting more than one million pastoral shrubs in the Badia (3 October, 2017)

In a press Statement, Minsiter of Environment (Yasin Al-Khayyat) said that The Ministry of Environment, represented by the Environmental Compensation Program, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension, has succeeded in implementing water harvesting techniques in 43 locations, with an area of ​​about 36 thousand dunums in the Badia. Up to date, an area of ​​24.2 thousand dunums was cultivated with about 1.16 milion forage shrubs under water harvesting techniques. Rangeland or pastoral reserves area also in the process of establishment in consultation with local communities.

Alrai newspaper, Petra News Agency

Operation of 16 wells to serve livestock owners in the Badia (23 September, 2017).

The BRP rehabilitated 16 wells, in coopeeration with Water Authority, to provide water for livestock owners and communities in the northern, middle and southern Badia. Prior to BRP-CAP implementation, water quality in these wells was marginal with high levels of salinity and pollutants. Rehabilitation included drilling of some wells, Installing RO units for improving water quality, providing water conveyance networks and units of solar power. In total, the reahbiliated wells are serving more than 140 thousand people of the Badia.

 

Alrai newspaperAmmon News 


- In a Press Statement, Minister of Environment says that 79 ponds and dams with a storage capacity of 6.4 million cubic meters were constructed by BRP. (Date: 17  September, 2017)

Links to the Press Statement: Petra News AgencyAlrai newspaperAlghad newspaper

 The Minister of Environment (Dr. Yassin Al-Khayyat) said that animal breeders in Badia suffer from scarcity of water for their livestock herds. Subsequently, they travel for long distances in search of water source, which entails a great effort and increases the cost of animal production. This has motivated the Ministry of Environment, through BRP, to  construct 79 ponds and two dams with total capacity of 6.4 million cubic meters of rainwater. The constructed macro waterh harvesting are well distributed in the Jordanian Badia.

 

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