Project 5: Hydrological modeling

Lower Jordan


This project assesses the effects of climate and land use change on spatio-temporal surface water availability and groundwater recharge, regionalizing from runoff in small catchments to a full water balance for the lower Jordan River (in close cooperation with project 4). Also it quantifies the effects of urbanization on surface hydrology.



The ZIN model is applied to western and eastern side Wadis of the Jordan River for quantifying runoff generation and river routing, with special emphasis on extreme events. Dynamic coupling with the TRAIN model (project 4) integrates horizontal and vertical water fluxes under current and scenario conditions. Volume scanning rainfall radar provides continuous areal estimates of rainfall for most of the lower Jordan River catchment.

Current highlight results

Individual runoff events in Wadi Faria (West Bank) have been simulated successfully. Rainfall radar data were assimilated into the coupled hydrological modeling of projects 4 and 5 Coupling to TRAIN is completed (?)


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