Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Kingdom of Jordan's Water Scarcity: Understanding Water Demand Management
by Dabbagh, Deema, M.A., Tufts University, 2015, 125; 1589414
Abstract (Summary)

The Kingdom of Jordan is one of the world's most water poor countries suffering from physical water scarcity, a growing population, regional instability, poor water infrastructure, inefficient water sector management and high water misuse. Through conducting a content analysis of 73 USAID reports, focusing on water demand management, this paper aims to understand how water demand is managed in the Kingdom, in addition to understanding the role of international aid in transforming Jordan's water sector. A greater understanding of the crisis and actions taken to mitigate the impacts were revealed by examining specific water polices and laws, the role of government structures and water sectors, and implemented projects. It was found that Jordan has taken significant efforts to sustainably manage water resources and to address growing water demand. Reallocating water among various sectors, reducing non-revenue water, and decentralizing water provision are key priorities outlined in the Kingdom's water strategy.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Rappaport, Ann
Commitee: Agyeman, Julian
School: Tufts University
Department: Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
School Location: United States -- Massachusetts
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Environmental management, Middle Eastern Studies, Water Resource Management, Public policy
Keywords: Behavior change, Community awareness and participation, Jordan, Water demand management, Water management and conservation, Water scarcity
Publication Number: 1589414
ISBN: 978-1-321-77026-1
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