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Since 2011, Jordan has received over one million Syrian refugees. With a total population of almost eleven million, such an increase in population puts a critical strain on all of Jordan’s resources and public services. In response, the international community came together to launch the Joint Fund “Accelerating Access Initiative” (AAI), the first phase of which was implemented from 2016-2020, to offset the cost of hosting Syrian children in Jordanian public schools and advocate for government policy to ease access for Syrian refugees.

Jordan is one of the most water-scarce countries in the world. A rapidly growing population and changing climate strain the already shrinking water resources. Jordan’s water systems provide comprehensive service coverage throughout the Kingdom, but water supplies are not always constant. Aging infrastructure results in significant water loss. Jordan requires expansions and upgrades to water treatment plants, water distribution systems, sewer collection systems, and wastewater treatment plants including expansion of wastewater reuse. By expanding infrastructure, the country can cope with the growing demand for diminishing surface water and groundwater resources, and to strengthen Jordan’s water security.

Jordan is one of the most water-scarce countries in the world. A rapidly growing population and changing climate strain the already shrinking water resources. Jordan’s water systems provide comprehensive service coverage throughout the Kingdom, but water supplies are not always constant. Aging infrastructure results in significant water loss. Jordan requires expansions and upgrades to water treatment plants, sewer systems, and wastewater treatment plants to cope with the growing demand for diminishing groundwater resources and to strengthen Jordan’s water security.

Jordan is one of the most water scarce countries in the world. Unless the water sector prioritizes sector governance strengthening, improved financial performance, and sustainable management of water supplies, the country will experience a further deepening water crisis amid climate changes and population growth.

Jordan is one of the most water-scarce countries in the world.A rapidly growing population and changing climate strain the already shrinking water resources. Jordan’s water systems provide comprehensive service coverage throughout the Kingdom, but water supplies are not always constant.Aging infrastructure results in significant water loss. Jordan requires expansions and upgrades to water treatment plants, water distribution systems,sewer collection systems, and wastewater treatment plants including expansion of effluent reuse in order to cope with the growing demand for diminishing surface water and groundwater resources, and to strengthen Jordan’s water security.

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Last updated: June 27, 2022

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