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Jordan and US discuss water loss projects, strategy to improve water supply

Jordan Daily – Minister of Water and Irrigation, Raed Abu Saud, convened with the United States Ambassador to Jordan, Yael Lempert, to discuss the progress of water-related projects funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

These projects aim to combat water loss and enhance water supply across Jordan.

Minister Abu Saud seized the opportunity to share updates on the ongoing projects, highlighting their critical importance in addressing the mounting challenges faced by Jordan’s water sector. Jordan grapples with severe water shortages, a situation exacerbated by climate change, surging demand, and the impact of refugee influxes.

One of the dire consequences of these shortages has been a significant increase in household water usage, leading to a surge in wastewater flowing into sewage treatment plants. This, in turn, has resulted in elevated operating and maintenance costs for these facilities.

In light of these pressing concerns, Minister Abu Saud outlined a comprehensive strategy that is set to be implemented in the upcoming phase. This strategy is aimed at improving water supply and sanitation services across all regions of Jordan, a crucial step in securing more water and addressing the current water deficit.

Minister Abu Saud expressed his gratitude for the unwavering support from the United States government in tackling these challenges head-on , emphasizing the urgency of implementing various projects that would not only secure a more abundant water supply but also significantly enhance water and sanitation services in the country.

Ambassador Lempert, in turn, expressed her satisfaction with the productive collaboration between the two parties and reaffirmed the United States’ steadfast commitment to expanding cooperation and providing crucial aid to Jordan’s water sector through USAID.

She emphasized that the United States stands firmly behind the execution of vital water initiatives that will play a pivotal role in improving the water situation and sanitation facilities in Jordan.

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