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Jordan to increase wastewater expertise

New knowledge centre will allow the sharing of expertise

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Jordan is to increase its emphasis on waste water treatment. (Getty Images).
Jordan is to increase its emphasis on waste water treatment. (Getty Images).

Jordan’s government is in the process of developing the nation’s first industrial knowledge centre, to allow industrialists to share experiences in the water conservation and environment protection sectors.

A report by the Jordan Times has revealed that the project is being developed in cooperation with the USAID-funded Water Reuse and Environmental Conservation Project, and will seek to raise awareness on how industry can preserve Jordan’s natural resources and lower pollution levels.
"At present, 50 per cent of irrigable land in Jordan is irrigated with reused water... Industrial reuse is also increasing; for example, in Aqaba, 30 per cent industrial water demand is met with reused water," said Minister of Environment Yaseen Khayyat.
 

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