In response to the influx of Syrian refugees,USAID built on previous projects' previous success through a complex crisis fund-supported cost extension from May 2013 to October 2015. To this effect, CBIWDM II came to life to reduce the social and economic impact of water limitations in host communities. This has been achieved by reducing water losses, improving efficiency, addressing the immediate impact of the Syrian crisis on water resources, and increasing community involvement in managing demand.
This project promoted citizen participation to improve efficiency in rural communities, in addition to providing support to northern communities to ease external stressors facing the region. USAID and its partners worked with community-based organizations (CBOs) in all 12 governorates – with a particular focus on northern Jordan – to dramatically increase the amount of loan capital provided to CBOs and support communal water catchment projects. Ten percent of all loans specifically targeted families that are socially/economically vulnerable, while 25 percent target women. CBIWDM also helped five pilot communities implement integrated water and resource management programs, and conducted leak detection and repairs for municipal water systems in northern Jordan to increase water delivery/availability