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Running Low on Water, Jordan Looks to Imports and Desalination

  • Climate change, population growth stretch Jordan’s resources
  • Study on Israel water pipe to finish by September: minister

Jordan is pushing ahead with plans to import urgently-needed water from Israel and hopes to complete a feasibility study for a pipeline by September.

Water resources in the country are being stretched by climate change and a rapidly growing population, according to Water and Irrigation Minister Mohammed Al Najjar.