07 Sep 2016
This Is (Not) Rocket Science: Using Space-Based Solutions for More Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Jordan
"Jordan is the second most water scarce country in the world. High population growth, climate changes and rising agriculture demands are further depleting those already limited reserves. Furthermore, the constant refugee influx from Iraq and Syria adds to the burden on Jordan’s water resources system and creates additional discords between the refugees and native population. Other factors contributing to the worsening of the situation are illegal wells, pipeline water theft, groundwater exploitation, and technical water loss. Should these trends continue, it is estimated that by 2025 the renewable freshwater resources will shrink even more."
New EuroMeSCo policy brief co-signed by CASE Political Economist Katarzyna Sidło on the management of water resources in Jordan: