Enhancing the Resilience of Azraq Basin Community
Azraq Basin is suffering from dryness due to over pumping for agricultural activities and water supply for Amman, which has caused drying out of its natural feeding springs and alarming an environmental disaster. The consequences of overuse are reflected negatively in the cultural, historical, social, tourist, environmental, water and economic activities of the Basin and in the increased poverty percentage within the community.
Our project contributed to the overall efforts to reduce over pumping and to save the Basin from dryness. We rehabilitated water networks to decrease water loss, disseminated best practices to save water, and introduced non-conventional water resources for agriculture as well as crop patterns that consume less water and have high value in return, thus improving the socio-economic conditions of the community and reducing poverty especially among rural women.
In the course of the project, we:
1) Provided water saving devices to households to conserve water.
2) Installed grey water recycling systems to households to reuse the water for agriculture.
3) Promoted water-saving farming technologies and crop patterns.
4) Raised community’s awareness on water scarcity with special focus on women and students.
5) Developed interactive animation game to educate students on water saving practices.
6) Scaled-up of RSCN initiated educational programme in the community by providing a water lab with Educational Kit for children and youth.
7) Trained young rangers in summer camps focusing on sustainable water use.
8) Documented the project’s lessons learned to facilitate the dissemination of its best practices and replication in other communities.
September 2013 – September 2014
UNDP Every Drop Matters
What we do more
Jordan is facing difficult time economically with high unemployment rates in particular among women and...Read More
environment and climate change
The effects of climate change hit Jordan hard due to its geographical location in a...Read More
Jordan is the world’s 4th poorest country in terms of water resources with an average...Read More
The arrival of more than 2 million Syrian refugees to the neighboring Jordan has caused...Read More
Civic engagement and citizen participation of women, youth and marginalized groups is crucial for the...Read More
human rights of marginalized groups
About 20 per cent of Jordanians live in remote rural communities, and approximately 19 per...Read More