Transforming Water in the Middle East Series

Securing Jordan's water future

Hosted by GWI’s Policy and Projects Network

Session 3 - Securing Jordan's water future

7th October 2020 | 1pm BST

Jordan’s National Water Strategy 2016-2025 highlights the compound impacts of the climate, geography and the region’s geopolitical environment as key contributors to its extreme water scarcity. 

While the shifting demographics of a national refugee crisis place unprecedented strain on water networks evidenced by increasing NRW ratesover-reliance on groundwater sources leave them at risk of depletion, pollution and saline intrusion.  

While managing non-revenue water is a persistent focus within the Kingdom, the latest incarnation of a $1 billion desalination and transport scheme, the Aqaba-Amman Water Desalination and Conveyance Project, highlight that currently, seawater desalination remains a key factor in providing a meaningful and long-term answer to its pressing water crisis.  

High-level representatives from the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI), KfW and USAID discuss the repositioning of the Jordanian water sector and how the country is finding new approaches to funding infrastructure to ensure a sustainable water future.   


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