Meeting Information

7th October 2020

Securing Jordan's water future

Part of the Transforming Water in the Middle East meeting series

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 rates, over-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.


Main Strand

Policy & Projects

Keynote Presentation

Meeting format

Presentation & Panel



Key Meeting Participants

  • Eng. Issa Al-Wer, Project Manager, Aqaba-Amman Water Desalination and Conveyance Project, Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI), Jordan
  • Veronica Lee, Deputy Director of Water Resources and Environment Office, USAID, Jordan
  • Christian Haas, Head of Division Water & Energy Middle East, KfW
  • Eng. Mohammad AL Dwairi, Secretary General Assistant for Strategic Planning & Acting Secretary General, Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI), Jordan

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