Reactivation of Ancient Water Delivery System in Jordan
Calvin archeology and engineering students team up with Jordanian experts to restore an ancient water system and supply water to a community experiencing scarcity reservoir system. (Project Initiation: January 2017)
Waves of refugees straining an already water-starved environment
What we do
- Evaluate the system's surface water supply. This involves delineating the water basin, assessing the quality of the water, hydrologic modeling, and flooding mitigation.
- Assess current conditions of the system through mapping and hydrologic and hydraulic modeling.
- Evaluate the system's future operation — its adequacy to respond to the demand for water in surrounding communities. This involves designing options for the repurposed system, providing optimized capacity with minimized archeological compromise.
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