Water Supply Network Losses in Jordan
2014 (English)In: Journal of Water Resource and Protection, ISSN 1945-3094, E-ISSN 1945-3108, Vol. 6, no 2, 83-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Water supply network losses are an international problem especially in countries suffering from water scarcitylike Jordan. Jordan is one of the poorest countries in its water resources and it is estimated to be below the waterpoverty line. Jordan is located in the Middle East and has a surface area of approximately 90,000 km2. Its populationis around 6.3 million and it is estimated that the population will be 7.8 million in 2022. The gap betweenwater supply and demand is widening due to development and a relatively high population growth rate. In addition,global climate change is expected to intensify the water shortage problem in Jordan. Thirteen years of completerecords obtained from the Ministry of Water and Irrigation were analyzed. According to these records,water losses in Jordan reach about 50%. In view of the evaluation of the data and the case study conducted inthis research, it is believed that Jordan can overcome the water shortage problem by adopting a water demandmanagement strategy. In this context, efforts should be focused on reducing water losses. If this is achieved, itwill save huge quantities of water and revenue.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 6, no 2, 83-96 p.
Research subject Soil Mechanics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-14332Local ID: db00ee25-5b7a-4367-99d8-867e979ccbc8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-14332DiVA: diva2:987287
Godkänd; 2014; 20140214 (nadhir)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved