the 1993, the establishment year of Al Al-Bayt University, the
University has worked to achieve the ultimate goal that has been set for
this University by the Hashemite leadership to be a University that
links both the religious studies and the human studies. This is to serve
the local community and the Environment. Based on that and due to the
unique location of the University on the edge of the Jordanian Badia
which have enormous natural resources, particularly groundwater, the
University has established the a special unit that deals with the water
issues and monitoring pollution. This unit has been provided by
scientists, researchers and advanced laboratories.
effort has lead to the establishment of the Institute of Earth and
Environmental Sciences (IEES) in 2001. The institute started with an
M.Sc. program in water and environmental resources and then a B.Sc.
program in applied geology and environment sciences.
researchers in IEES have directed their research towards water
resources issues in the Badia, particularly water harvesting and
monitoring water pollution in the Badia. Several master dissertations
have been conducted on these issues. Also, the IEES has participated in
several projects funded by European and International agencies.
IEES has now several researchers in the fields of water, natural
resources, environmental geology, GIS, remote sensing and geology.
IEES also participates in relevant national and international
conferences, workshops and seminars. The IEES provides some services to
the local community through training courses in the fields of water,
environment, GIS and remote sensing. It also provides some technical
support to the industrial sector in the Mafraq governorate.
IEES is aiming to have new academic program, such as GIS and remote
sensing, water and environment and raw materials preparation. This is to
accompany the economical development and the local markets needs,
especially if we know that Mafraq is witnessing a qualitative economical
development after the Royal decree that declared Mafraq as a special
economical zone which is expected to have several industries which
eventually need qualified personnel in all fields.
Dr. Sura Al-Harahshah
Dean, of Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Phone: + 962-2-6297000 Extant:3130
Cell phone: + 962 7772227703