Jordan Institutional Support and Strengthening Program (ISSP) - Institutional Assessment Report, Annexes Volume

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Date Added
2017-02-19

Corporate Authorship
International Resources Group (IRG) Engility Corp.

Issue Date
2011

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USAID/Jordan Monitoring and Evaluation Support Program (MESP) USAID/Jordan Monitoring and Evaluation Support Program (MESP)
(Muna Mansour)

Resource Type
Other

Language
English

Activity
INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT & STRENGTHENING PROGRAM(ISSP)

Tags: Assessment Evaluation Report Disasters Water pollution Accidents Water supply Communications media and equipment Economic growth and development

Jordan currently consumptively uses around 770 MCM of water across all use sectors2
. Irrigation uses the lion‘s share of this amount – some 65% – while most of the rest goes to serve urban
consumers. About 30% of the amount supplied comes from surface water, mostly from the
Yarmouk and Jordan Rivers, while roughly 57% is withdrawn from renewable fresh groundwater
aquifers, almost all of which are located in the highlands. However, of the groundwater withdrawn
from these aquifers, 34% (166 MCM) comprises over-abstraction, meaning that it is being withdrawn
from the aquifers more rapidly than it is being replenished by natural inflow

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