Capture and retain heavy rainfall in Jordan

The Middle East is particularly affected by climate change effects and extreme weather events, such as droughts and heavy rainfall. In Jordan, repeated heavy rainfall events in recent years have led to flash floods with enormous damages. Minimizing such damages, but also maximizing the benefits of heavy rainfall via improved water retention in one of the most water-scarce countries in the world, is the research topic of CapTain Rain.

The project “CapTain Rain – Capture and retain heavy rainfalls in Jordan” is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the funding measure “CLIENT II – International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovation” in the context of the framework program “Research for Sustainable Development” (FONA).

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The kick-off event and first stakeholder workshop of the CapTain Rain project took place in Amman at the Geneva Hotel on October 3, 2021 with more than 50 participants


Members of the CapTain Rain project participated in the 6th International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems in Amman, Jordan.


The online kick-off event of CapTain Rain took place on June 30, 2021 with German and Jordanian project partners.