Dr. Abdul Rahim Abu Al Basal, Dean of the King Talal School of Business Technology at Princess Sumaya University for Technology, opened a workshop on "The Water Shortage in Jordan". In attendance were members of the Water and Environment Center at the Royal Scientific Society, and heads of the School’s departments. Dr. Abu Al Basal spoke about the importance of these scientific workshops in linking both the theory and the practical aspects and encouraging students to recognize the current status and what is needed for development in the sciences. Engineer Tharwat Al-Zu'bi, from the Water and Environment Center, gave a presentation about the water shortage difficulties faced by Jordan, which is considered the poorest country in the world when both water and energy are taken into account. The following speaker was Engineer Majd al-Haj of the Department of Water Studies at the RSS, who pleased that young people were able to engage in an active way to solve the problems facing the country. The participants then watched a video recorded by the Advisor to the Minister for Water, talking about the importance of the role of citizens in preserving water resources in Jordan.
The students presented some detailed research topics in microeconomics that included the impact of migrants on the shortage of resources, and the waste of water resources. They also showed videos of meetings with citizens and their visits to water reservoirs around the country. They then offered suggestions and solutions regarding their role in preserving this resource, and talked about how Jordan can benefit from the experiences of a number of countries in the world.
In conclusion, the holding of a workshop to link subjects of study with real issues facing the country was seen as a unique step by PSUT, and one which should be pursued in other fields.