Mujib river basin - Jordan

Mujib basin demo-site


Geographic information

Country: Jordan

Location and population: Inland, East MED - 0.56 million people

Basin area: 6600 km2


The Jordan demo site, located in the Mujib River Basin, showcases the unique biodiversity and natural resources of the region. It encompasses the Al Mujib Biosphere Reserve, a critical habitat for various species and a key biodiversity hotspot in the Middle East. The site also highlights the challenges faced by the local ecosystem, including water quality and distribution issues.

Key Stakeholders


Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) - Jordan

· Expertise in freshwater fish taxonomy, biology, and ecology · Leading conservation and rehabilitation projects in the Mujib River Basin

Ministry of Water and Irrigation - Jordan

· Responsible for hydrological data and water management in the region · Key stakeholder in water quantity and quality monitoring and regulation

Local Communities and Farmers Associations

· Engaged in socio-economic needs assessment and implementation of sustainable practices · Collaborating in the development and implementation of water management plans

BirdLife International - Jordan

· Striving to conserve birds and their habitats in the Middle East region · Contributing to the ecological assessment and conservation efforts in the Mujib area

OurMED is part of the PRIMA programme supported by the European Union.