Project on Water Conserving Landscapes

Water Conserving Landscapes II: The Instituting Water Demand Management in Jordan Project (IDARA); 2007 - 2012



The project was initiated in April 2007 and continued until March 2012.  CSBE engaged in a number of activities that included the development of training courses on water-wise landscaping for the municipal sector, the provision of technical assistance to municipalities in the design of water-wise parks, and the production of a Water Use Efficiency Guide. In addition, CSBE provided technical assistance to both public and private nurseries. In collaboration with Professor Margaret Livingston, CSBE conducted several workshops with Jordanian universities to integrate a water-wise landscaping module in architectural coursework.

Click here to view the publications produced under the CSBE WEPIA and IDARA projects.


Project teams:

Prime contractor:

Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI), Bethesda, MD.


Ahmad Abu Khalaf: Research and Coordination Officer (December 2011-March 2012)

Nur Alfayez: Research and Coordination Officer (September 2008 - December 2011)

Mohammad al-Asad: Founding Director

Dalia al-Husseini: Technical Manager (March 2008 - October 2009)

Joud Khasawneh: Planning Officer (September 2007 - February 2012)

Stephan McIlwaine: Director (up to June 2010)

Lara Zureikat: Associate Director

Project consultants:

Awatef Akur: Trainer, Agricultural Engineer

Mazen Daqqaq: Horticulturist

Thair Hafiz: Trainer, Agricultural Engineer

Hind Hussein: Illustrator

Majd Musa: Web Site Administrator

Margaret Livingston: Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Arizona, Tucson

Majed Sabarini: Irrigation Specialist

Water Demand Management Unit supporting team:

Nisreen Haddadin: Director, Water Demand Management Unit, Ministry of Water and Irrigation (WDMU, MWI)

Suad Nasser: Agricultural Engineer, WDMU, MWI

Ahmad Oleimat: Agricultural Engineer, WDMU, MWI


Special thanks are due to H.E. Maysoon al-Zubi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Ms. Setta Tutundjian, Project Management Specialist at USAID, and to Mohammad Chebaane, Hala Dahlan, and the entire DAI team for their invaluable support during the project.