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Policies to Enhance Water Sector in Jordan

Zeyad S. Tarawneh, Nidal A. Hadadin and Ahmad N. Bdour

Abstract

We suggested general polices that can be implemented to improve the sustainability and serviceability of the water sector in Jordan. It is suggested that water legislations in Jordan need to be updated to expand the involvement of the private sector to retain sustainable maintenance programmes that effectively mend water distribution systems. Moreover, water resources should be reallocated among competing sectors considering priority to users with purposes that are deemed to have the higher returns in economic and social terms. It is suggested that activating public awareness programmes will raise community understanding and support for water allocation plans among competing water use sectors and improve public participation in developing and accepting new policies related to water management.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 5 No. 6, 2008, 698-704

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2008.698.704

Submitted On: 11 October 2007 Published On: 30 June 2008

How to Cite: Tarawneh, Z. S., Hadadin, N. A. & Bdour, A. N. (2008). Policies to Enhance Water Sector in Jordan. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(6), 698-704. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2008.698.704

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Keywords

  • Water shortage
  • resources reallocation
  • private sector participation