Water savings from urban infrastructure improvement and wastewater reuse: evidence from Jordan

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Jordan is extremely water scarce, making careful water resources planning and management essential. This study considers the water-supply-enhancing effects of a significant urban investment, the Jordan Compact, that supports Jordan’s national objective of enhanced water reuse and efficiency. Analysis using a Water Evaluation and Planning model suggests that the Compact generated substantial water savings (averaging 7–8 MCM/y), easing shortages in urban Zarqa and Amman, as well as among irrigators in the Jordan Valley. Though the impacts appear to have fallen short of pre-Compact expectations, policy makers should consider similar improvements to ease water constraints, while incentivizing efficient water utilization.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jeuland, M; Moffa, M; Alfarra, A

Published Date

  • January 1, 2021

Published In

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1360-0648

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0790-0627

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07900627.2020.1860915

Citation Source

  • Scopus