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Capacity Development Project for Non-Revenue Water Reduction in Jordan


Capacity Development Project for Non-Revenue Water Reduction in Jordan

Pays : Jordanie

Durée : Phase 1 (2005 - 2008) Phase 2 (2009-2011)


Jordan has serious water shortage, and the rationing of water supply is practiced throughout the country. Water is supplied only a few days a week in Amman, 24 to 30 hours a week in Jordan Valley, and sometimes less than 10 hours a week in small villages in the countryside. The increase in water demand from the rapidly increasing population is putting heavy pressure on the limited water resources. In addition, NRW reaching more than 50% of water produced as of 2002, is becoming an urgent issue as population continues to grow. The accumulated deficit of the Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) is 723.98 million JD as of 2003,accounting for 10% of GDP.

The Project aims at developing the capacity of the WAJ staff in terms of designing and implementing NRW countermeasures in ten (10) Governorates to enhance the effective use of water resources in Jordan.

The first phase of the project was completed in 2008. The second phase of the project started in 2009.

Project Impact

1. The capacity of the existing Zai system including conveyance pumping stations and water treatment plant was expanded from 45 million m3/year to 90 million m3/year. The Zai system is the most importance sources for Amman, which accounts for about 40 % of the Amman’s water supply sources including Zara-Maeen, Qastal wells, Qatraneh, and Swaqa
2. In the summer of 1998 before the project, the Zai water treatment plant malfunctioned and water without treatment was supplied to Amman, which caused panic in the citizen. After the project, the water quality of supplied water is stable and ensured and the Water Authority of Jordan re-established confidence in the citizen.

Financement : The Project for Improvement of Water Supply System to Greater Amman Phase I, 1997-1998, JPY12,750,000,000 ; Phase II, 1998-2002, JPY74,220,000,000

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