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Water Safety Plan Resources In Jordan Quantity and Quality

Version 1 : Received: 29 July 2021 / Approved: 30 July 2021 / Online: 30 July 2021 (23:38:55 CEST)

How to cite: Fawzi, M.; Al Ajlouni, M.I. Water Safety Plan Resources In Jordan Quantity and Quality. Preprints 2021, 2021070709 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0709.v1). Fawzi, M.; Al Ajlouni, M.I. Water Safety Plan Resources In Jordan Quantity and Quality. Preprints 2021, 2021070709 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0709.v1).

Abstract

Water scarcity is a significant challenge facing Jordan today. It is a challenge in all areas that use water, and it has become certain that water is the critical factor in the population/resources equation. The water resources in Jordan have become limited with the noticeable increase in the population, mostly resulting from forced migrations in neighboring countries because of the wars and until our time. The rising natural population growth rate, along with the massive influx of refugees, has turned into a state of disproportion between the daily consumption of the population and the amount of water available. That Jordan shares most of its surface water resources with neighboring countries has exacerbated the situation. The current use of water already exceeds its renewable supply. Excessive withdrawal from aquifers, which leads to a lowering of the water table and deterioration in water quality, covered the deficit. This paper focuses on assessing the water situation in Jordan, mainly evaluating this problem and the solution being considered, the true basis for a sustainable water solution requires awareness by the population, and several governmental and non-governmental organizations are actively involved in educating residents about water shortages. The most important and 'actionable' elements of comprehensive water solutions are discussed in this paper, and these elements exist, develop extra water supplies, water harvesting, water desalination, proper wastewater reuse in the agricultural sector, and reduce the demand for drinking water. This research provides specific recommendations to address the shortage of water resources in the Kingdom and highlights the importance of water conservation and optimal use.

Keywords

Water shortages; Irrigation Water; water Use; Water Harvesting; Aquifers storage

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