SMART: Integrated Water Resources Management
Sustainable Management of Available Water Resources with Innovative Technologies

The SMART research project has the goal of developing an transferable approach for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the water shortage region of the Lower Jordan Valley. In this context the following questions play a central role:

  • How to increase the water availability and water quality in the catchment area of the Lower Jordan River without endanger vital ecosystems and social and economical welfare?
  • Which innovative technologies, decision support systems and management strategies can be applied in a reasonable and effective way for a sustainable use of water resources?

The research partners are from Germany, Israel, Jordan and Palestine. The project started with phase I from 2006-2010 and is now in phase II 2010-2013.