Re-Use of Abandoned Quarries; Case Study of Eco-Tourism and Rangers Academy Ajloun - JordanFiras Gandah and Diala Atiyat*
Al- Balqa Applied Science University, Salt- Jordan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Diala Atiyat
Al- Balqa Applied Science University
Tel: +962 5 349 1111
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 07, 2016; Accepted Date: June 15, 2016; Published Date: June 17, 2016
Citation: Gandah F, Atiyat D (2016) Re-Use of Abandoned Quarries; Case Study of Eco-Tourism and Rangers Academy – Ajloun - Jordan. J Civil Environ Eng 6: 238. doi: 10.4172/2165-784X.1000238
Copyright: © 2016 Gandah F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Natural resources varies from one place to another, among these is natural stone (rock) used mainly in construction and buildings, it is noticed that a high percentage of these quarries are spreading randomly and in an unstructured or studied manner without taking into consideration the environment or the regulations of sustainable development, the quarries especially depleted ones have become an environmental threat to humans, animals and plants, they caused the natural shape of the earth to be distorted and deformed, which requires to find a solution to this issue really fast, conduct studies to exploit and invest these resources properly and sustainably within a well thought out plan, while conserving the environment and the social and the economic development, establish a plan that aim to rehabilitate the abandoned quarries and find a way to benefit from them and educate the local community about these quarries. And that is what will be implemented throughout this paper, where a study case from Jordan will be reviewed of the rehabilitation of an old quarry in Ajloun city, by transforming it into a scientific academy designed on the quarry’s site, which aims to help and assist the local community.