Implementation-Office Amman (NICE II)

Upon request of the inter-ministerial and cross-sectoral committee NICE (National Implementation Committee for Effective Decentralized Wastewater Management in Jordan) and the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation, the NICE-Office, supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), is continuing its work.

Over the next 30 months, strategies will be developed and coordinated to implement integrated wastewater management concepts in Jordan.

The main objectives of the second phase are (i) the development of a framework of certification of wastewater treatment plants and the certification of O&M personnel for wastewater systems in Jordan. A certification procedure for manufacturers and technologies will be setting a standard that enables authorities, planners and other sector stakeholders to find appropriate and reliable partners for local wastewater projects. It is expected that the framework “Certification” will create new market potential for, innovative small and medium-sized enterprises in Jordan. (ii) To give recommendations on the use of integrated wastewater management concepts and the implementation of the reuse target for Jordan (SDG 6) and (iii) the development of a draft directive on the use of IWRM concepts in rural and suburban settlements, with refugee influx (host communities); (iv) furthermore, relevant results of the SMART-Move Project will be integrated and the office will serve as a first point of contact for BMBF funded projects in Jordan.

As in the first phase of the project, technological as well as socioeconomic and ecological aspects are included. The cooperation with the inter-ministerial NICE committee ensures that all relevant stakeholders are involved.

The NICE-Office is the management unit of NICE and facilitates and moderates the framework development process. It is located in Ministry of Water and Irrigation.

The project "Implementation-Office Amman (NICEII)" builds on the SMART and SMART Move projects (Sustainable Management of Available Water Resources with Innovative Technologies for integrated water resources management in the Lower Jordan Rift Valley and supports its utilization. The SMART Demonstration, Research and Training Facility at Fuheis in Jordan is open to all parties, including stakeholders, companies, and research organizations with an interest in implementing sustainable wastewater solutions for Jordan.

More information can be found on:

Contact Person UFZ/Jordan
Dr. Marc Breulmann
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Shmaisani area; P.O. Box 2412 | 11181 Amman
The Ministry of Water and Irrigation
Telephone: +962 - 7 9662 4225


Further Information

Project Title: "Implementation-Office Amman (NICE II)

Project Period: 01.06.2017 – 31.05.2020

Project Partner

  • Ministry of Water and Irrigation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Water Authority of Jordan of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association e.V. (BORDA)
  • Helmholtz-Centre for Enviomental Resarch GmbH - UFZ

FKZ: 02WM1458

Project Management Agency
Projektträgerschaft Ressourcen und Nachhaltigkeit
Projektträger Karlsruhe (PTKA)
Wassertechnologie und Entsorgung (PTKA-WTE)
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Phase I „Implementation Office Amman" (Pressemitteilung vom 22.10.2012).
Phase II „Implementation Office Amman" (Pressemitteilung vom 24.07.2017).
Project SMART-Move: Sustainable Management of Available Water Resources with Innovative Technologies - Management of Highly Variable Water (SMART-Move).