Restoration of the Ancient Nabataean Flood Control System in Wadi Madras at Petra

This project, which includes the restoration and reactivation of the ancient Nabataean flood control system in Wadi Madras, directly supports the U.S. embassy’s efforts to promote inclusive economic development and to raise public awareness of the U.S. commitment to Jordan.

Unpredictable seasonal flash flooding at the ancient site of Petra poses a serious threat to visitors and the site’s ancient monuments and rock-cut facades. [Photo credit: Project organizer]

Project Details


Location: Petra, Jordan, Middle East, Asia Organiser(s): German Jordanian University Funder(s): U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Funding received: $150,000 (USD) Commencement Date: 09/2017 Project Status: Completed
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