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  • 4 Jun 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon Hundreds of Syrian refugees are stranded just inside the border in eastern Jordan, with only limited access to food, water and medical treatment, according to rights watchdog Human Rights Watch. The group is calling on Jordan to allow the
  • 13 Mar 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORTLAND, OR, United States A new report release this week by international development organization MercyCorps revealed that Jordan, one of the world’s driest countries, is “dumping much of its water into the sand” due to high leakage levels, and that
  • Israel’s Ministry of the Environment released a statement on February 12 saying it does not support the controversial Red Sea-Dead Sea conduit in the form that the World Bank has proposed.
  • Cross-border water-sharing, wastewater reuse and renewable energy-powered desalination were among the issues discussed duringthe Second Arab Water Week, which took place in the Jordanian capital from January 27-31 under the theme “New Prospects and Challenges for the Water Sector in the Arab Region.”
  • 27 Sep 2012- 09:55 by Local Press Report AMMAN MENAFN- Jordan Times Jordanian fruits and vegetables irrigated by treated wastewater are safe, fit for human consumption and meet strict international standards, according to a report released on Wednesday. The report was compiled as part of a program
  • 19 Dec 2011- 20:01 by Local Press Report AMMAN Jordan Times The Water Wise Women’s Initiative (WWWI) has trained 16 women from Southern Shuneh on ways to reduce water losses with a course on “Plumbing Services and Checking of Home Electrical Appliances.” The program was organized by the German
  • 18 Oct 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordan's water problems would best be solved with more efficient water management and behavioral changes that reduce water loss, according to Director of the Water Program at the German Agency for International Cooperation (GTZ) Guy
  • 7 Jun 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan I n an unfolding two-part study, EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) examines efforts made so far to rehabilitate the Lower Jordan River and additional actions needed. FoEME is a regional NGO comprised of researchers and
  • 4 Jan 2010- 13:46 by Local Press Report AMMAN The Jordan Times Jordan's Ministry of Environment has launched a $4.3 million USD program to help the country adapt to climate change and sustain its progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The three-year program is being financed
  • 16 Nov 2009- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Armed conflict could occur in the Middle East over water resources, according to a Jordanian political science professor. Dr. Ghazi Al-Rababah told Amman newspaper Al-Arab Al-Yawm that Israel would go to war with Lebanon, Syria and Egypt
  • 9 Nov 2009- 13:48 by Local Press Report AMMAN Jordan Times Jordan's National Center for Human Rights (NCHR) is calling on international human rights agencies to report on what it says are Israel's practices intended to deny Palestinians access to clean water. The NCHR issued a statement
  • 1 Jun 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Construction of the Batrawi reservoir, with a capacity of 14,000 cubic meters of water, will be completed by the beginning of 2010, Jordanian Minister of Water and Irrigation Raed Abu Saud said on May 26. The reservoir will collect water
  • 30 Mar 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan The controversy following the discovery last month by a group of independent scientists of "dangerous amounts" of radiation in underground water in the south of Jordan has thrown doubt on the credibility of local authorities, who
  • 2 Mar 2009- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan N ew research has found that ancient groundwater, currently being tapped by Jordan contains levels of radiation 20 times higher than globally is considered to be safe for drinking water. An team of U.S. researchers, in cooperation with