The data-driven and empirical approach to environmental protection makes it easier to spot problems, track trends, highlight policy successes and failures, identify best practices, and optimize the benefits of investing in environmental protection. Jordan’s progress in the Environmental Performance Index will be deliberated. Challenges of water scarcity in Jordan are multilayered. One cannot separate scant supplies from complications of inadequate infrastructure, under-resourced operations, and government actors who lack the teeth to enforce regulations. International human rights laws oblige states to work toward achieving access to water and sanitation for all, without any discrimination. From this viewpoint, Muna Hindiyeh will discuss the human rights implications of the Disi Water Conveyance Project in Jordan.
About the speaker: Professor Muna Hindiyeh is a Fulbright Scholar and associate professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the German Jordanian University (GJU), and she served as secretary general assistant for water quality and laboratories affairs at the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (2011–2014). She earned a PhD in environmental engineering at Newcastle University (England) in 1995 and, over a career spanning more than thirty years that includes thirteen years at the Royal Scientific Society, has gained wide experience in applied water and wastewater microbiology, water monitoring and analysis, water treatment, wastewater reuse and water, and environmental health engineering.
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