Advancing the blue revolution initiative : activity 1.3 trip report -- assessing transboundary and domestic aquifer opportuities for joint action in Jordan and Saudi Arabia  

The Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative (ABRI) is an innovative approach to boldly tackle and
address high profile, contentious and politically significant transboundary water issues in the Middle East
and Africa that have not previously gained adequate traction or been resolved. Groundwater is often a
major share of many countries’ water resources in these regions. In many countries groundwater
accounts for a large percent of the renewable resource, and when nonrenewable groundwater, which is
often heavily mined in some countries, is added to the mix, groundwater has a far greater share