In Quickly Growing Jordan, Water Quickly Dwindling

November 23, 2014 • Daily Email Recap

No solutions on the horizon for water crisis – Nasser

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AMMAN – Jordan has run out of all projects that can be implemented to generate additional water, a senior government official said on Saturday, stressing that water deprivation will remain a challenge that Jordanians will have to live with.

Water Minister Hazem Nasser noted that Jordan this year became the world’s second water-poorest country, where water per capita is 88 per cent below the international water poverty line of 1,000 cubic metres annually.

“There are no solutions on the horizon for Jordan’s water crisis to make the country enjoy an abundance of water; it is not going to happen, not in five or even 10 years,” Nasser told heads of political parties during a meeting at the Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs.

The minister attributed the growing water crisis to several factors, including population growth, forced migrations into the country, climate change, and violations on the water network and resources.

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