With much of its land an arid, inhospitable desert, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, one of the world’s driest countries, threatens to die of thirst. Analysts have long warned that Jordan, saddled with shrinking renewable resources and a quickly growing population, faced a reckoning. In recent years, however, the challenges confronting this parched kingdom have accelerated.
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Q&A with Tawfiq Habashneh, Secretary General of the Water Authority of Jordan Jordan was already one of the most water-scarce countries in the world, but the influx of more than a million Syrian refugees has placed additional strain on the country’s dwindling water resources. Fanack Water speaks to Tawfiq Habashneh, Secretary General of the Water […]
Fanack Water speaks to Professor Elias Salameh of the University of Jordan about possible solutions to Jordan’s water crisis Jordan is confronting growing challenges when it comes to water resources management. Can you put the country’s water crisis in context for our readers? Historically, Jordan is a naturally water-scarce country. It lies in a semi-arid […]
Q&A with Dr Ahmad Yaqubi, Water Resources Technical Adviser, Palestinian Water Authority, Gaza It will take decades to reverse the damage to the aquifer but we must do everything we can to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza. Gaza is one of the most water-scarce areas in the world, but this scarcity is a relatively […]
By Gidon Bromberg, Israeli director of EcoPeace Middle East (formerly Friends of the Earth Middle East – FoEME) and chair of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) The last war in Gaza was one of the most devastating the Strip has ever known. Six months on, the summer’s events are still keenly felt. Gaza […]
Over 90% of water in Gaza is not safe for drinking. Every day, over 90 million litres of raw or partially treated sewage from Gaza flow into the Mediterranean Sea. Contaminated water is responsible for 26% of all disease in Gaza and 50% of Gaza’s children suffer from water-related parasitic infections. An estimated 1.2 million […]