The Royal Scientific Society and USAID conduct the closing session of the 'Increase Youth Public Discourse in Key Water Issues'
- Jordan: Thursday, September 06 - 2012 at 10:14
- PRESS RELEASE
The Royal Scientific Society (RSS) in cooperation with the Public Action for Water, Energy & Environment Project (PAP) -a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Project - celebrated the closing ceremony of the "Increase Youth Public Discourse in Key Water Issues"Initiative.
The Initiative was launched in February 2012 andencompassed a number of training workshops targeting youth aged 15-25 years from Jerash Governorate which lead to forming the "Jerash Youth Commission for Water".
The Commission has held several workshops and brainstorming sessions with Jerash housewives to build awareness regarding water scarcity in Jordan.
The Commission, in cooperation with the RSS' dedicated task force, Jerash Water Authority, and the private sector represented by Yarmouk Water Company, managed to conduct water audits for 150 houses in Jerash, Sakeb, and Souf; and accordingly managed to successfully install 600 water saving devices.Whereby, Jerash governorate has the lowest per capita share of water in the Kingdome.
On his part, the Chief of Party for PAP, Mr. Robert Cardinalli commented "The results of the program demonstrated that with limited financial resources, youth can play a significant role with regards to changing behavior to more efficient use of water resources. In particular, the establishment under the project of Jerash Youth Committee for Water signals the sustainability of similar efforts in the future".
During the ceremony and in his welcome speech, Dr. Nabeel Al Fayoumi mentioned that this initiative is one of many RSS initiatives working to build sustainable development models.
He also stressed that the RSS is planning to replicate this initiative in different governorates with the support of PAP-USAID and the Higher Councilfor Youth.
It is worth mentioning that the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) www.rss.jois the largest applied research institution, consultancy, and technical support service provider in Jordan and is a regional leader in the fields of science &technology.
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