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Switzerland voices support to Jordan's efforts to solve water problem


[11/14/2017 6:44:56 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Switzerland stressed its support to Jordan in its efforts to find solutions to water scarcity by financing and implementing various projects where Swiss expertise in the field of water management is a key factor to success.

A statement by the Swiss Embassy in Amman, said Jordan has recently been declared the 2nd water-scarcest country in the world, adding that water and effective water management are thus increasingly becoming important topics in Jordan and the region.

"Since raising awareness among local communities and policy makers about water management that must go hand in hand with the implementation of projects, a series of workshops targeting journalists, bloggers and social media reporters from Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey is being organized by the Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) in Amman," the statement added.

The first of four workshops in Jordan is taking place in Amman today and more workshops will follow in Beirut, Istanbul, Tehran and Erbil.

The statement affirmed that the topic of water is still only sparsely covered by Middle Eastern media and public knowledge on water topics remains low. "To increase awareness, workshops are being organized where participants will focus on conflict sensitive journalism, water-related knowledge and journalistic skills".

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