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Session Introduction

The proposed session will highlight the Jordan case in water recycling and reuse as a unique experience in the MENA region. Jordan is considered as scarce water country and classified per the international organizations as one of the poor countries in water. In addition to the water shortage the country facing two main challenges related to the influx of refugees due to instability in the region and climate change. Both challenges are increasing the pressure on the conventional water sources. In this context, the session will present Jordan experience in considering the water recycling and reuse which classified as non-conventional sources to become conventional ones in Jordan case. This unique experience in utilizing every drop of recycled water in reuse merging between traditional ways and latest technology. The session will have 10 min film on Jordan water and reuse situation followed by three presentations covering the following areas;

  • Jordan water recycling and reuse strategy the way from non-conventional to conventional sources
  • Waste water reuse as sustainable source of livelihood for communities in the rural areas; the Case of Petra treatment plant
  • Use of latest technology in greywater in rural areas as source of water supply

Session Schedule

Time Contents Speaker/Participants
17:00 – 17:05(5’) Opening remark Dr. Luay Froukh
(JWSRO director)
17:05-17:30(30’) Jordan Water Recycling and Reuse Stagey Dr. Luay Froukh
(JWSRO director)
17:35-18:10(35’) Wastewater Reuse Building a Secure World Joel Kolker
(WB Program Manager)
18:10-18:45(30’) Wastewater Reuse for Community livelihood Enhancement and Social Stabilization Wadi Musa Case Study in South Jordan Dr. Luay Froukh
(JWSRO director)



Jordan Water Recycling and Reuse Stagey. Dr. Luay Froukh (JWSRO director)

  • Jordan water and wastewater challenges
  • Impact of Geopolitical situation on water sources
  • Wastewater reuse become conventional source
  • Jordan reuse strategy

Wastewater Reuse Building a Secure World. Mr. Joel Kolker (WB Program Manager)

  • Building block for wastewater reuse market
  • Examples on wastewater reuse from Namibia, Spain, Singapore, Mexico
  • Scaling up wastewater reuse

Wastewater reuse for community livelihood enhancement . Dr Luay Froukh (JWSRO director)

  • Wastewater reuse as a source of livelihood and development of Wadi Musa community
  • Impact of reuse on socioeconomic and environment in Wadi Musa
  • Challenges facing local community in project sustainability


  • Wastewater reuse can be considered as conventional source in scarce water countries
  • Efficient utilization of reuse water can contribute to development of rural communities and improve the environment
  • Awareness on reuse as an important source of water supply will contribute to acceptance of more users in the local communities
  • Technology can help in improving water quality of treated wastewater to high levels
  • Wastewater reuse become worldwide contributes to world security

Major messages

  • More efforts needed in countries with limited sources to use reuse water and invest in wastewater treatment
  • Countries need to modify their regulations to allow for use if reuse water in irrigation and landscaping to save fresh water sources for other purposes
  • Invest in new technology and smart systems to improve reuse efficiency and quality monitoring