Topic outline

  • National Water Strategy 2016 - 2025

    The strategy focuses on building a resilient sector based on a unified approach for a comprehensive social, economic and environmentally viable water sector development. It proposes a policy-driven implementation plan that ensures coordination and integration of their efforts, based on individual and collective accountability and efficiency in their respective roles and responsibilities. Linking water scarcity with water security - and perhaps national security, puts a heavy responsibility for all custodians of water in the Kingdom. The increased use of non-conventional water is included in the strategy,  by emphasizing desalination to meet shortfalls in freshwater availability and wastewater reuse.

  • Strategy 2020-2022_Ministry of Environment

    This strategy has been drawn up in accordance with the Environmental Protection Law No. (6) of 2017, to serve as the executive arm of the legislation which provides the appropriate legislative umbrella to issue various detailed bylaws and regulations related to the protection of the environment and its components. The law aims to preserve the environment and biological diversity, prevent pollution and reduce the adverse impacts of harmful activities.

  • Wastewater production, treatement and use in Jordan_Water Authority of Jordan

    Reclaimed water as a non-conventional water resource is one of the most important measures that have been considered to meet the increasing water demand of the growing population and industrialization. Over 64% of the Jordanian population is connected to sewerage system and raw wastewater is discharged to 26 wastewater treatment plants to be treated for minimum discharge standards and reuse requirements stated in the JS 893/2006. With the current emphasis on environmental health and water pollution issues, there is an increasing awareness of the need to dispose wastewater safely and beneficially. Jordan experience in quality aspects of reclaimed water and standards gives an excellent example of how developing countries can proceed forward and take full advantage of reclaimed wastewater as a valuable resource depending on numerical standards for intensive monitoring, control and legal enforcement

  • Decentralized Wastewater Management in Jordan 2019 GIZ

    A Compendium for Designers, Authorities and Practitioners
    Developed in the framework of the "Decentralized Wastewater Management for Adaptation to Climate Change in Jordan (ACC Project), commissioned by German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ in partnership with the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, this background report provides contextual as well as historical information that helps to understand the existing environment for wastewater management in Jordan. It also helps to position wastewater and treated wastewater use in the wider frame of adaption to climate change. The document highlights the main relevant issues that govern adaptation of water and wastewater systems as well as water and wastewater infrastructures to climate change.  A detailed discussion of how wastewater management was developed over the past decades in the kingdom and the governing regulatory frame is introduced. An overview is given on how the already developed policies, strategies and regulations related to wastewater management are implemented. The recently developed policies are presented including the decentralized wastewater management policy and the way forward is being suggested.

  • Decentralized wastewater management policy_2016

    The document is an integral  part of  the  National Water  Strategy,  related  policies and  action plans. The  scope  of  this  Policy  is  broad,  reflecting  the  wide  spectrum  of  decentralized wastewater management  and the  many  tasks to  be  performed  for  successful  implementation  and sustainable  operation.  In  light  of an  integrated  water  resources  management  approach,  this Policy  is  carefully  formulated  taking  comprehensive  account  of  regulation, standards,  and inter-sectorial responsibilities  while  maintaining  the  imperative  of  the  protection  of public health and water  resources.   Involvement is  the core  principle  underlying  this  Policy:  The  involvement  of  all  concerned Government  Sectors  in  developing  this  Policy, the  involvement of  communities  in planning and implementing  local  wastewater solutions,  and the  involvement of  the  private  sector  in investment  and operation and maintenance  of  decentralized wastewater  management infrastructure.

  • National standards for water reuse


    In Jordan, complete sets of regulations, standards and policies have been issued and enforced to regulate the utilization of treated wastewater and to minimize the public health risks and environmental pollution that may be associated with its reuse. This includes the reclaimed domestic wastewater standard JS 893/2006, Water Substitution and Reuse Policy, Water Reallocation Policy and Decentralized Wastewater Management Policy. All of the mentioned policies were issued as a complement to the National Water Strategy 2016–2025, which emphasizes the need to deal with treated wastewater as a component within an integrated water-resource-management framework.