Water Supply

Project

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.

Water Currents

Water Currents: Water Security

The U.S. Government Global Water Strategy sets water security as its overarching goal. The strategy envisions a water-secure world, where people and nations have the water they need to be healthy, prosperous, and resilient. Achieving water security requires understanding how complicated and interconnected social, environmental, political, and economic factors shape access to safe drinking water and sustainable management of water resources.
 

Project

Management Engineering Services Contract

The National Water Strategy 2016 - 2025 prepared by the Jordan Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI) states that Non Revenue Water (NRW) is one of the major issues that impact the water supply availability in Jordan. MWI placed NRW reduction as one of their highest priorities to sustain the water sector in the medium to long-term and maintain adequate resources to meet future demands. Reduction of NRW is also important at the utility level.

Article

Raising Voices to Save Water: Reducing Groundwater Loss in Armenia’s Ararat Valley

The Ararat Valley is a 1,300-kilometer swath of fertile land in western Armenia that lies in the shadow of Mount Ararat. The valley is known as the breadbasket of the country. “It feeds about half the population,” says Armen Varosyan, project director of USAID’s Participatory Utilization and Resource Efficiency of Water (PURE Water) project. He explains that a clean and accessible groundwater reservoir fuels the region’s productivity. But, Varosyan says, “There is a problem.” Armenia’s natural groundwater is drying up.

Project

Water Innovations Technologies

The Water Innovations Technologies (WIT) activity focuses on the conservation of Jordan’s limited water resources through the adoption of proven techniques and the latest available water-saving technologies.

Training

Online Course: Solar Powered Water Systems – Principles and Practice

It is widely believed that solar powered solutions will play a critical role in achieving the ambitious UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those related to rural water supply. However, unless solar-powered water systems (SPWS) are implemented and supported effectively, the benefits of the technology will not be realized and existing challenges will only be amplified.

Conference

USAID @ World Water Week 2019

The Stockholm International Water Institute brings together experts, policymakers, development practitioners, entrepreneurs, and more every August for World Water Week events, knowledge sharing, and networking. This year World Water Week will address the theme “Water for Society – Including All.”

Research/Study

Factors Influencing Revenue Collection for Preventative Maintenance of Community Water Systems: A Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis

This study analyzed combinations of conditions that influence regular payments for water service in resource-limited communities. To do so, the study investigated 16 communities participating in a new preventive maintenance program in the Kamuli District of Uganda under a public–private partnership framework. The authors include members of the USAID Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS).