Gender Reuse Interface from community perspectives A case of Irak Alamir and North Jordan Valley

Women and girls make up half of the targeted communities’ populations, yet the water reuse issue is often silent toward the gendered needs, interests, and roles in local communities in how it is planned, implemented, and managed. Female roles patterns are known to be different from men’s: women tend to…

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ReWater MENA reveals a deepening water crisis in Jordan – and a way forward

Jordan is the second most water scarce country in the world. Jordan’s annual renewable water resources are less than 100 m3 per person, significantly below the threshold of 500 m3 per person which defines severe water scarcity. While more than 98% of the population has access to an improved water…

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Wastewater ready for pumping into the biogas digester (photo credit:ILRI/Albert Mwangi)

Addressing antibiotic resistance in the Jordan Valley

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) also known as the silent pandemic, is a serious global health threat and low- and middle-income countries are likely to be the most affected in terms of economic burden and public health.

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“Participatory” water and wastewater governance: an enabling development approach…or business as usual?

Citizens’ participation in water resources management is a buzz word that has received attention from donor organisations and governments. Participatory approaches are implemented in countless development projects and programs, particularly in developing countries. But the question is, what sort of “participatory” governance do we need – as development professionals in the water sector – to achieve development goals (e.g. SDG 6)?

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