American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Environmental Issues in Jordan, Solutions and Recommendations

Nidal A. Hadadin and Zeyad S. Tarawneh

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2007.30.36

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 1

Pages 30-36


Jordan’s natural resources are limited to support population in a sustainable manner. However, its environment is exposed to a number of threats. In order to best explain Jordan’s environmental difficulties, it would be prudent to focus individually on each of these major concerns: water shortages, agriculture/land and air pollution. This study focuses on the environmental problems in Jordan and has addressed the process of reversing environmental decline. A true foundation of environmental protection requires awareness upon the part of the population and a number of governmental and non-governmental organizations are actively involved in educating the populace about environmental issues. This article presents specific recommendations addressing water resources, the areas of agriculture and air pollution. It emphasis throughout on the conservation of water, agriculturally productive land and the quality of air, of which, the contamination or loss of them would bring rapid and significant consequences to Jordan.


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