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1 Institutions, Personnel, Capabilities Resources and Facilities Involved in the Proposed Evaluation of Riverbank Filtration for Protection of Jordanian Surface and Ground Water Resources SfP Satellite Map of Jordan Zarqa River, Jordan

2 Jordan’s Minimal Water Supplies Need to be Efficiently Managed Source: World Bank 485 5, ,

3 Participating Institutions Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan –Ziad Al-Ghazawi, Ph.D., Assist. Prof., Dept. of Civil Engineering (PPD) –Ismail Saadoun, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Applied Biological Sc. (Co-PD) Mutah University, Karak, Jordan –Mo’ayyad Shawaqfah, Ph.D., Assist. Prof., Dept. of Civil and Env.Eng. (Co-PD) Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Amman, Jordan –Jamal AL-Rashdan, Head Of Water Re-use Division (End-user) Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, U.S.A –William Blanford, Ph.D. Dept. of Geology (NPD) National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands –Jack Schijven Ph.D. (Co-PD) University of Rhode Island, Kingston, U.S.A. –Thomas Boving, Ph.D. Co-PD) Project Team

4 Jordan University of Science and Technology: JUST: 16,500 students, 570 faculty members Personnel: Ziad Al-Ghazawi, Ph.D., – Assist. Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering –Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering. –Ph.D.,Civil Engineering Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA (1995). –Research Interests:-Bioremediation, Phytoremediation, Hazardous Waste Management, Petroleum-Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Issues, Water &‚Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Chemistry. Capabilities –Field and laboratory Studies of Water and Contaminant Transport –Organic Chemical Analytical Analysis Resources and Facilities – Computational Lab –Analytical Chemistry Lab Ziad Al-Ghazawi JUST South of Irbid, Jo

5 Civil Engineering at JUST The Civil Engineering Department was founded in 1979 at Yarmouk University with three other Engineering Departments, and was moved to JUST in During the first year of its foundation, only (60) students were admitted. Since then an average of ( ) students are enrolled in the department every year making a total number of (612) undergraduate students enrolled during the academic year 2003/2004. The total number of graduates reached more than (1200) students in the undergraduate program, and (260) students in the M.Sc. Programs. The department was the first in Jordan to offer a graduate program leading to M.Sc. degree. It began accepting M.Sc. students during the year 1980/1981. Present graduate enrollment is (70) students including the Ph.D. program which started two years ago. The number of department academic staff has also grown during the period. While there were only two when the department was founded, there are now (35) full time faculty members. Further increase is expected in the near future

6 Jordan University of Science and Technology: Personnel: Ismail Saadoun, Ph.D. –Associate Professor and Chair Dept. of Applied Biological Sciences –SAADOUN, ISMAIL Associate Professor of Bacteriology. B.Sc, Biological Sciences, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan (1984); M.Sc., Biological Sciences (Microbiology), Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan (1987) and Ph.D., Microbiology. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA (1995). –Experience: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Applied Biological Sciences ( ), Associate Professor, Dept. of Applied Biological Sciences and Dept. of Chairman of the Dept. of Applid Biological Sciences –Research Interest: Bioactive compounds-producing Streptomyces spp. and their genetic determinants. Enrichment of microorganisms from polluted sites to be used in biodegradation of contaminants and activity of plant extracts on certain microbes. Capabilities –Virus and Bacteria Analysis Resources and Facilities – Environmental Microbiology and Analytical chemistry Labs Ismail Saadoun

7 Department of Applied Biological Sciences at JUST The Department was established in September 1989 within the Faculty of Science & Arts with the aim of awarding a B.Sc. degree in Applied Biological Sciences. The B.Sc. program was designed to provide interdisciplinary training in applied biology, and to familiarize the student with a variety of traditional and modern techniques used in biology. The aim of the program is to enable the student to work in different fields (as education, food and environmental projects) and analysis in different scientific centers as Ministry of Health, higher education, public security as well public and private sectors. The Department started its M.Sc. program in 1996 to meet the increasing demand on highly qualified graduates in the field of Applied Biological Sciences in Jordan and abroad.

8 Mutah University Mu'tah University: 16,000 students –The University was named after a famous battle that marked the first encounter outside the Arabian Peninsula between Muslim and Byzantine forces in 629 AD and it was actually built on the same site where that battle took place. Personnel: Mo’ayyad Shawaqfah, Ph.D. –www.mutah.edu.jo/docs/facindex.htm –Assistance Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Eng. Capabilities –Groundwater Contaminant transport modeling –Stream/aquifer interactions Resources and Facilities – Computational Laboratory –Soil Mechanics Laboratory –Hydraulics Laboratory Mutah University in Kerak, Jo

9 Civil and Environment Engineering Department at Mutah University Significant progress has taken place in recent years in the field of Civil Engineering. The need for design qualifications in Civil Engineering are also on the rise. The aim of this department is to extend the knowledge and expertise in a wide range of Civil Engineering subject areas. The academic staff have established strengths in Civil Engineering areas such as: Structures, Soils Mechanics, Foundations, Environment, and Water Resources. The department was established in l990. Currently it has 16 faculty members with 204 undergraduate students. The department offers (B.Sc.) degree in Civil Engineering through an integrated study plan which consists of the basic science, mathematics, and computer courses, in addition to the engineering core courses.. The department has several state-of the-art laboratories which have been designed to implement the basic theoretical knowledge in the fields of Civil Engineering.

10 Water Authority of Jordan WAJ: 11,000 personnel Project Participant: Jamal AL-Rashdan, Head Of Water Re-use Division in the Water Authority Of Jordan within Ministry of Water and Irrigation Capabilities –Soil and Irrigation Scientist –Experience working with Scientists on Research Projects Funded by International Agencies –Manages several programs with Farmers, Industry, and Municipalities for managing Zarqa River water –Oversees a staff of field, lab, and computational technicians Resources and Facilities –Analytical Labs for Microbial Pathogen, Organic Chemical, and Metal Water and Soil Analysis –Computational Labs for Geographic Information Systems water management systems King Abdullah Canal Picture: USAID Jamal AL-Rashdan

11 Louisiana State University: LSU: 34,000 students, 1300 faculty Personnel: William Blanford: Capabilities –Tracer Field Studies, –Groundwater Modeling –Organic Chemical Analytical Analysis Resources and Facilities – Gas chromatograph Mass Spec –High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph –Department Facilities XRD, Scanning Electron Microprobe William Blanford Dr. Blanford’s GCMS

12 Louisiana State University Dept. of Geology and Geophysics: Satellite Image of Louisiana, USA Teaching of Geology at LSU began in 1860 The Department of Geology and Geophysics was established in 1892 offered in 1890 Currently, the department, which is in the College of the Basic Sciences, has 22 faculty members, 55 graduate students, and 100 undergraduate students. LSU, Baton Rouge, La Howe-Russell Geosciences Building, LSU

13 University of Rhode Island: URI: 15,000 students and 700 faculty members Personnel: Thomas Boving: Capabilities –Fate and Transport of Contaminants in Field, Laboratory, and Modeling Studies –Organic Chemical Analysis Selected Resources and Facilities –Gas chromatograph Mass Spec –Fluorescence and UV-Vis Spectrophotometers –Total Organic Carbon Analyzer Thomas Boving

14 University of Rhode Island: Dept. of Geosciences The first courses in geology at URI were offered in 1890 Currently, the department, which is in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences, has 7 faculty members, 20 graduate students, 60 undergraduate students, and offers a PhD degree. Geologic Map of Rhode Island Kingston, Rhode Island Moshassuck River, Rhode Island

15 National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) Bilthoven, The Netherlands RIVM: 1700 researchers Personnel: Jack Schijven Ph.D. Capabilities –Quantitative Microbiological Risk Assessment for drinking water and recreational water –Fate and behaviour of waterborne pathogenic microorganisms –Groundwater Modeling –Biotracer Field Studies –Column experiments unconfined aquifer unconfined aquifer (semi)confined aquifer (semi)confined aquifer river bank filtration river bank filtration artificial recharge artificial recharge surface water direct intake or storage reservoirs surface water direct intake or storage reservoirs pipelines pipelines Jack Schijven

16 RIVM Laboratory of Microbiological Health Protection Project Group Health Related Water Microbiology Capabilities –Quantitative Microbiological Risk Assessment for drinking water and recreational water –Quantitative detection of human pathogenic viruses, bacteria and protozoa Molecular (PCR) Culturing Development of detection methods –Monitoring water quality for pathogens and fecal indicator organisms –Types of water wastewater, surface water, groundwater, water treatment, drinking water, mineral water, recreational water Resources and Facilities –PCR Laboratories (five separate lab spaces) –Tissue culture laboratories –Water concentration equipment –Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter –Epifluorescence microscope


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