Zarqa River-study area in Jordan

The Jordan case study- water pressures are far beyond Cr contamination…. “Politics has played a major role in shaping the water situation in Jordan. Owing to a history of regional instability and conflicts, Jordan has received millions of refugees, from Palestine in 1948 and 1967, from Iraq in 2003 and from Syria since 2011. The influx of refugees is and continues to be an “unexpected or surprise contributor to population growth and has further widened the gap between water supply and demand” – Fanack water. CrITERIA is focusing in Zarqa river basin an area where the water uses accounting shows a gap between supply and demand as a result of water sectors conflict. This means that intensive irrigated agriculture taking place in the Zarqa River Basin probably affecting water quality.

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