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Adaptation to climate change in the Zarqa river basin: development of policy options and integrated water resources management (IWRM)

Published by: MDG Achievement Fund, UNDP


This report summarizes the results of the second objective of the project “Review opportunities and barriers to adaptation to climate change risks” and included three major tasks: 1) Review national water strategy in Jordan, 2) Identify gaps in these policies, and 3) Propose policy options for adaptation to climate change to be adopted by policy makers.

This report provides an overview of the prevailing legal and institutional framework of the water sector in Jordan in relation to climate change adaptation in the Zarqa River Basin. It also proposes a water policy for Jordan and aids the country in moving toward sustainable water resources management. It is argued that the type of climate change policy proposed could help in reducing the climate change impact of increasing temperature and decreasing precipitation.

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SDGs Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation Goal 12: Responsible consumption, production Goal 13: Climate action
Thematic Area
Water and sanitation
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