During an online workshop on 22 April 2021, UN-Habitat launched the flood risk assessment and hazard mapping study and the proposed flood intervention, as part of the project "Strengthening the Social Stability and Resilience of Vulnerable Jordanian Communities and Syrian Refugees in Amman against Flash Floods".

The project is in line with Jordan National Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy (2019) , where flash floods were identified as the second priority with maximum hazard of all risks, and with the "Amman Climate Plan 2050" proposed actions to mitigate flood risks.

A study shows that polar drift can be explained by human-related disappearance of water bodies from the continents, including the removal of groundwater.
Or: how pushing the button of a pump eventually makes our planet literally to drift about. Speaking of a butterfly effect ...