Scientific Report Water Research and Learning Programme Wadi Wurayah National Park Field Season 2015-2016 | WWF

Scientific Report Water Research and Learning Programme Wadi Wurayah National Park Field Season 2015-2016

Posted on
21 November 2016


Started in 2013 in the Wadi Wurayah National Park (Fujairah Emirate – UAE), the Water Research Learning Programme (WRLP) has now completed its third season of field research activities.
 
This programme, funded by HSBC Bank Middle East Ltd. Under a 5-year agreement signed between EWS-WWF, Earthwatch and HSBC, aims to sensitise and educate volunteers on water conservation challenges relating to development and socioeconomic growth, as well as to involve those volunteers in field research activities. Teams of 10 to 12 volunteers from the whole MENA region are involved on a weekly basis from October to April, helping gather scientific data in the field and in the lab. The focus of the research is mainly the monitoring and understanding of the freshwater ecosystem of Wadi Wurayah, but other conservation topics related to the management of the national park are also getting attention.