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News Jordan: An in-depth analysis about water crisis - Interview with former minister of water and irrigation Dr. Hazem Al Nasser

Considered one of the most water-scarce countries in the world, Jordan has long had its share of water troubles. Yet, with today’s rapid economic growth and expanding population, those troubles are set to multiply substantially in the years ahead. In a comprehensive report, Jordan Business investigates the alarming situation, while talking to key experts in the field, including former minister of water and irrigation, HE Hazem Nasser. The interview sheds light on the problems of water theft and the debate about water allocations between agricultural needs and drinking needs. The former Minister is also critical of the way the two mega projects of Disi conveyor and Red-Dead Canal are being managed.

Contact information Jordan Business Magazine, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: P.O.Box 3024 Amman 11181
Phone: +962 6 582 0058 ; Fax: +962 6 585 5892
News type Inbrief
File link http://www.jordan-business.net/magazine/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=266&Itemid=40
Source of information Jordan Environment Watch (reported from Jordan Business Magazine)
Subject(s) AGRICULTURE , DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , ENERGY , FINANCE-ECONOMY , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INFRASTRUCTURES , NATURAL MEDIUM , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , PREVENTION AND NUISANCES POLLUTION , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES , WATER DEMAND , WATER QUALITY
Relation http://www.semide.net/countries/fol749974/country045975
Geographical coverage Jordan
News date 18/09/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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