Student Studies Water Conservation in Jordan

Compiled by Michael Byrne and Theresa Schliep

Miranda Morton, FCRH ’16, travelled to Amman, Jordan, in order to study the politics of water security and conservation. While she is there, she will learn Arabic and focus on the environment and methods to solve the water problems plaguing the Middle East. Morton is a recipient of the Boren Scholarship, provided by National Security Education Program, which aims to have students learn languages that are not often taught in university in various countries throughout the world. As a part of the scholarship, Morton will work with the federal government for one year after she graduates. Morton has said that she hopes to work in the State Department’s Bureau of Oceans and International and Environmental and Scientific Affairs. This will allow her to help with policies that focus on water conservation and environmental protection in the Middle East.



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