ZARQA — HRH Prince Hassan on Monday received an honorary doctorate of philosophy in land, water and environment management from the Hashemite University in recognition of his efforts to build bridges in this field between world countries in this field based on mutual respect.
Hashemite University President Kamal Bani Hani presented the doctorate and the university plaque to the prince at the ceremony, attended by their Royal Highnesses Prince Raad, Chief Chamberlain, and Princesses Rahma and Sumaya.
In remarks at the ceremony,attended by their Royal Highnesses Prince Raad, Chief Chamberlain, and Princesses Rahma and Sumaya, the prince said it is the country not the individuals that deserve recognition, noting that the tribute is for the country through which the achievements came to be.
Prince Hassan added that safeguarding natural and environmental resources requires integrating knowledge of interrelated subjects — such as water, energy and the human environment — and adopting a scientific framework to improve these ecosystems.
Protecting these resources and managing them efficiently are the only guarantee to sufficient reserves of water, food and dignity for the next generations, he added.
Since the establishment of its faculty of natural resources and environment in 2003, Hashemite University has greatly focused on research in the environmental field, Prince Hassan said, praising the role of the university and civil society.
The sustainable administration of land and water resources does not only guarantee food and energy security, but is also the pillar of comprehensive regional security, the prince sainoted, calling for “humanitarian” programmes to combat poverty and increase people’s connection to their lands.
Bani Hani said the university is proud of performing its national duty at its maximum scientific, research and logistic capacities to serve the country, expressing pride in Prince Hassan’s stances and achievements.