Israel launches plan to restore and develop southern Jordan River – Jordan

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.

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Israel launches plan to restore and develop southern Jordan River – Jordan2022-07-26T06:28:55+02:00

‘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.

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‘2nd conference on mobilising support for National Water Carrier Project planned for year-end’ – Amman, Jordan2022-07-21T06:07:49+02:00

JPMC signs seawater desalination agreement with UK firm – Japan

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.

In a statement, […]

JPMC signs seawater desalination agreement with UK firm – Japan2022-04-24T15:32:21+02:00

Project in pipeline to build tourist attractions near Al Karameh Dam – Jordan

The Jordan Valley Authority (JVA) has completed preliminary studies meant to implement a comprehensive investment project in areas adjacent to Al Karameh Dam.

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation in a statement on Monday said that the JVA has identified four spots of 3,600 dunums that can be optimised to construct tourist attractions.

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 […]

Project in pipeline to build tourist attractions near Al Karameh Dam – Jordan2022-01-04T15:00:59+01:00

Drought-hit Jordan to build Red Sea desalination plant – Jordan

Jordan said Sunday it plans to build a Red Sea desalination plant operating within five years, to provide the mostly-desert and drought-hit kingdom with critical drinking water.

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 plant is expected to produce 250-300 million cubic meters of potable water per year, and should be ready for operation in 2025 or 2026, Salameh […]

Drought-hit Jordan to build Red Sea desalination plant – Jordan2021-06-14T21:35:13+02:00

Water Ministry proceeds with Amman-Aqaba water desalination project – 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.

“The AAWDC has nothing to do with the Red-Dead Water Conveyance Project and the ministry continues to put forth […]

Water Ministry proceeds with Amman-Aqaba water desalination project – Jordan2021-05-31T14:44:59+02:00

Why Jordan faces a critical water crisis – Jordan

Jordanians are being warned to expect critical water shortages this summer largely due to a poor rainy season, which only reached 60 per cent of the average annual rainfall.

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation has talked about water rationing plans that would limit the amount of water pumped to households at five cubic meters weekly.

Jordan ranks fifth in the world as a water stressed country where the average share per individual is less than 1 per cent of the global average at 100 cubic meters annually […]

Why Jordan faces a critical water crisis – Jordan2021-04-23T11:11:28+02:00

Israel is hoarding the Jordan River – The Palestinians and Jordan Need their Share – Israel

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.

The second, al Baqura (Naharayim) is found at the fertile point where a major tributary joins the Jordan River.

The association with water bodies is no coincidence: neither land would have been occupied in the first place were it not for the water that the […]

Israel is hoarding the Jordan River – The Palestinians and Jordan Need their Share – Israel2019-12-21T15:51:02+01:00

Acwa Power’s Jordan plant launches commercial operations – Jordan

Saudi-based Acwa Power, a major developer of power and water desalination projects, said its joint venture IPP (independent power project) with Jordan’s National Electric Power Company (Nepco) in the Zarqa region of Jordan, has entered commercial operations adding 485 MW electricity to the country’s grid.

The Acwa Power Zarqa combined cycle power plant can generate the equivalent electricity needed to supply up to 350,000 Jordanian households and is the most efficient thermal power plant in Jordan, said a statement from the Saudi company.

Acwa Power’s Jordan plant launches commercial operations – Jordan2019-04-03T10:18:55+02:00

Aqaba forestation project finds support at London initiative – Jordan

The Sahara Forest Project (SFP), Bellona Foundation and Ernst & Young (EY) signed a new partnership agreement during the London initiative to boost climate-smart food production and a desert greening project in Jordan using sunlight and seawater.

“We are proud to be invited to this important high-level conference in London in order to launch a new milestone agreement for the SFP operations in Aqaba, Jordan”, Frederic Hauge, founder of the Sahara Forest Project, said in statements made available to The Jordan Times.

Aqaba forestation project finds support at London initiative – Jordan2019-03-03T08:14:32+01:00
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