by Katja Brinkmann
CapTain Rain project partners, experts and relevant stakeholders from science and practice met in Amman
The kick-off event and first stakeholder workshop
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. After a general introduction and welcome notes of Jordanian project partners and the German funding agency, the CapTain Rain team presented some insights on the flash flood catastrophe of July 2021 in Germany and discussed with participants lessons learnt, that might also be transferable to Jordan. Subsequently, the research approach and preliminary results of the CapTain Rain project were presented and discussed. During a group work session, flash flood hot spots in Amman and Petra were jointly identified using a participatory mapping approach in Google Earth. Available studies on flash floods, knowledge gaps and need for actions were elaborated and compiled for each study sites.