American Journal of Applied Sciences

Policies to Enhance Water Sector in Jordan

Zeyad S. Tarawneh, Nidal A. Hadadin and Ahmad N. Bdour

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.698.704

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 6

Pages 698-704


We suggested general polices that can be implemented to improve the sustainability and serviceability of the water sector in Jordan. It is suggested that water legislations in Jordan need to be updated to expand the involvement of the private sector to retain sustainable maintenance programmes that effectively mend water distribution systems. Moreover, water resources should be reallocated among competing sectors considering priority to users with purposes that are deemed to have the higher returns in economic and social terms. It is suggested that activating public awareness programmes will raise community understanding and support for water allocation plans among competing water use sectors and improve public participation in developing and accepting new policies related to water management.


© 2008 Zeyad S. Tarawneh, Nidal A. Hadadin and Ahmad N. Bdour. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.