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We are pleased to announce that the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) has received the Prime Minister’s approval and on Sunday November 27th his Excellency, Dr. Yousef Al-Shawarbeh, signed the Memorandum of Understanding. With this signature the CapTain Rain consortium is now complete.

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We are pleased to announce that the Ministry of Environment has received the Prime Minister’s approval and signed the Memorandum of Understanding. The Secretary General, his Excellency Dr. Mohammad Khashashneh supported the CapTain Rain project from the beginning. Mr. Belal Shqarin, Director of Climate Change at the Ministry, will continue to collaborate with us as focal point for CapTain Rain at the Ministry of Environment.

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The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) has confirmed its cooperation interest to investigate flash flood risks within the Jordanian-German research project CapTain Rain. Further details were discussed in a meeting between the mayor of Amman, his Excellency Dr. Yousef Al-Shawarbeh, GAM staff members, the CapTain Rain project head Dr. habil Katja Brinkmann and the Jordanian CapTain Rain coordinator Prof. Dr. Mohamed Matouq.

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On Monday last week, the Royal Jordanian Geographic Center (RJGC) joined the CapTain Rain project consortium and signed the Memorandum of Understanding. All partners are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration and thank RJGC for their commitment.

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The Jordanian Meteorological Department (JMD) signed the Memorandum of Understanding to formalize the collaboration with the CapTain Rain project. JMD will collaborate with German institutions such as PIK and KISTERS. The collaboration was signed by the JMD Director Raed Rafid.

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On 23th of June 2022 all German project partners met in Koblenz at the University of Applied Sciences. It was the first meeting in presence this year and gave the opportunity to many fruitful discussions.

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The online seminars took place between the 17th March and 8th June 2022. The German project partners gave insights on their research activities and discussed possible approaches with the participants. Altogether, five research topics from different work packages were presented.

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The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2022, took place in Vienna and online from the 23rd until the 27th of May 2022. It was a huge Geoscience conference with more than 12 000 presentations and 14 000 colleagues from over 100 countries.

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Parts of the German CapTain Rain team conducted a field trip to Jordan in May 2022. Beside many meetings and interviews with Jordanian project partners and further local stakeholders, there was also some time to visit the study sites in Amman and Petra and to conduct on-site measurements.

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The “Day of Hydrology” (Tag der Hydrologie (TdH)) took place in Munich on the 22 and 23 of March. Clara Hohmann presented a poster on the CapTain Rain research project discussing the process of an adequate model selection in data scarce regions like Jordan.

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Our partner, the KISTERS AG introduced a state-of-the-art Demonstrator for climatic variables in the context of Early Warning Systems.

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An online project meeting with the Jordanian and German project partners as well as further stakeholders took place on March 02, 2022 with almost 40 participants.

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The Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI), represented by its Secretary General Dr. Jihad Al-Mahameed, signed the collaboration agreement with the CapTain Rain project as the first Jordanian partner. The nominated focal point for the cooperation within the Jordanian-German project is Ali Ghanim, Director of the Drought Management Governance Unit at MWI.

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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

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

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