HU - Hydrogeologie und Umwelt

Zeitschrift des Lehr- und Forschungsbereichs Hydrogeologie und Umwelt (ISSN 09309-3757)

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Heft-Nr. 33 (2005)


Heft 33, S. (13) 1-16: 




Kurzfassung - Abstract



Heft 33, S. (13) 1-16: 

Jordan's Water Situation - Impacts of recently implemented policies on the water sector-

[Jordaniens Wasser-Situation - Einflüsse der aktuellen Umsetzung politischer Richtlinien auf den Wassersektor]

E. Salameh, H. El-Naser


Abstract:
Jordan has in recent years implemented a series of courageous policy issues to conserve, improve and rehabilitate its water resources situation. The first major steps have been undertaken to solve the problem of aquifer over-exploitation.
Metering and pricing the extracted groundwater for all purposes including irrigation together with the prohibition of drilling will certainly lead to savings and conservation of the groundwater resources and to shift to low water-consuming crops and to increasing efficiencies. In the case of industrial water it has already lead to the introduction of water saving devices, in-plant water recycling and reuse of treated wastewater. Improved conveyance system to reach a higher efficiency and introduction of water saving application systems in irrigated agriculture have become obligatory to farmers and well owners, because the extracted groundwater is priced and farmers have to pay for it. Charging a price for the extracted fresh groundwater is expected to encourage farmers to use any available treated wastewater or brackish water for those crops tolerating these types of water.



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