Jordan

Interagency Story

Engaging Communities Through Landscape-Level Water Conservation in Jordan

The three main goals of WADI are to 1) establish soil and water conservation sites that serve as reference models for scaling watershed restoration techniques; 2) build shared ownership in practices that foster sustainable water conservation and land stewardship; 3) promote sustainable operation of high-quality native seedling nurseries. 

Global Waters Article

Social Media for Social Good: Raising Awareness of Jordan’s Water Crisis

Hanan Ahyad is a resident of Jordan’s capital and largest city Amman. She is a domestic customer of the local water utility company, Miyahuna, and has always been aware of her country’s limited water resources. However, she did not understand the extent of the water crisis and how she could help until she came across a mysterious and innovative water conservation campaign in the summer of 2019.

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Jordan - Ajloun Pond Restored through USAID Project, Conserving Potable Water

USAID recently announced the completion of the restoration of the Queen Rania rainwater catchment pond in Ajloun. This refurbishment project preserves drinking water by supplying an alternative source for non-potable water restricted to irrigation, firefighting, construction and livestock farming.

Activity

Non-Revenue Water Activity

Jordan loses over 50 percent of its precious water to non-revenue water (NRW). NRW is water loss in the system due to illegal theft, leakage, or inaccurate metering. The NRW activity will support the GOJ to achieve the ambitious targets from the National Water Strategy of reducing NRW by 3 to 6 percent per year. The end goal is an overall reduction of 25 percent nationally by the year 2025.USAID investments in NRW will improve drinking water availability and cost recovery for Jordanian water utilities.

Activity

Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project

The purpose of the Monitoring and Evaluation Support Program is to provide technical assistance and advisory services to all USAID/Jordan Development Objective teams and implementing partners in the areas of project monitoring, evaluation, research, organizational learning and knowledge management to enable USAID/Jordan to fulfill its performance and evaluation requirements as mandated by the Agency's policies and guidance.

Activity

Middle East Water Security Initiative BAA #3 - Ultra Low Energy Drip Irrigation for MENA Countries

This activity will design and field validate ultra-low pressure drip irrigation systems for the MENA region that will cut pumping energy by 50%, enable drip systems to run on low-pressure municipal water supplies, and facilitate the dissemination of low-cost, solar-powered drip irrigation solutions with up to 40% lower capital costs. The implementer will partner with a private sector partner to mainstream the technology into existing production lines for wider regional dissemination. The target areas are Jordan and Morocco.

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Survey Finding of the Mapping Concepts of Water, Energy Conservation and Solid Waste Management in the Jordanian National Curriculum

The Public Action for Water, Energy and Environment Project (PAP) is a public education and behavior change communication program developed to support USAID’s technical and policy investments in the Jordanian water and energy sectors, and to support specific initiatives in the environment, in particular with regard to solid waste. ECODIT implemented the project. As part of the first phase of the project (assessment and Baseline data collection) ECODIT conducted numerous surveys, including 12 or more research efforts, to determine the project's direction and focus for behavioral change.