The controversial $1.1 billion Disi Water Conveyance Project, predominantly financed by the US and European governments, became operational in 2014 and carries 100 million cubic metres of water per year to Amman and other cities from Disi, a non-replenishable aquifer on the border with Saudi Arabia.
This financing for the climate adaptation scheme will contribute to providing part of the government of Jordan contribution to the project amounting to (250 million Jordanian dinars (US$ 352 million) to the Aqaba Amman Water Desalination and Conveyance Project (AAWDCP) that will supply an additional 300 million cubic meters of water each year after desalination and transferring it from Aqaba to Jordanian capital Amman and the rest of provinces.
The plan aims to increase the amount of water and cut pollution in the Israeli section of the river, with the establishment of a new desalination facility that will treat the polluted and salty water.
Today, only about 70 million cubic meters of water flow in the southern course per year, mostly polluted and salty due to the activity of a nearby sewage treatment plant.
‘2nd conference on mobilising support for National Water Carrier Project planned for year-end’ – Amman, Jordan
The project envisages providing about 300 million cubic metres of desalinated water annually.
The Aqaba-Amman desalination and water transport project is a strategic project and a top priority to provide the Kingdom’s population of 11 million with drinking water, according to the government.
The total cost of the National Water Carrier Project is estimated at $2.5 billion.
The Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC) and the UK’s Solar Water Plc. signed an agreement on Sunday to establish and operate a plant to desalinate seawater using concentrated solar energy to supply a JPMC industrial complex in the city of Aqaba, south, with its industrial water needs.
The agreement was inked by the CEO of JPMC, Abdulwahab Rawad, and the CEO of the British company, David Reavley. The signing ceremony was attended by JPMC Muhammad Thneibat, and the British Ambassador to Jordan, Bridget Brind.
The JVA has allocated two spots to establish two seafood restaurants, play areas, parking, small golf courses, agricultural nurseries as well as areas for water adventures outside the dam’s pool, in addition to bicycle […]
The cost of the project is estimated at “around $1 billion”, ministry of water and irrigation spokesman Omar Salameh told AFP, adding that the plant would be built in the Gulf of Aqaba, in southern Jordan.
The Ministry of Water and Irrigation said that there have been no official notifications from the World Bank (WB) regarding the Red-Dead Water Conveyance project, and that the ministry has not contacted the bank either.
The Amman-Aqaba Water Desalination and Conveyance National Project (AAWDC), which was launched in February 2020, will move forward unaffected, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation Omar Salameh told The Jordan Times on Sunday.
Two areas farmed by Israelis for more than 50 years have recently been returned to neighbouring Jordan. The first, al Ghamr (known in Israel as Zofar), is located south of the Dead Sea in the Naqab/Negev desert.