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Vulnerability assessment of the water sector to climate change in Jordan

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2022/RICCAR/TECHNICAL REPORT.16


Country: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability

Focus Area: Climate change, Natural resource sustainability

Initiatives: RICCAR, Advancing water and food security

SDGs: Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, Goal 13: Climate Action

Keywords: Climate change, Groundwater, Water resources, Evaluation research, Sanitation services, Drought control, Waste management, Water supply, Precipitation, Temperature

Vulnerability assessment of the water sector to climate change in Jordan

June 2023

This technical report focuses on the vulnerability of the water sector to climate change in Jordan. The purpose is to identify areas of water resource vulnerability and adaptation challenges that are critical for managing freshwater surface and groundwater resources and for delivering water supply, sanitation and wastewater services for different user groups in light of the changing climate. The analysis is focused on three time periods, namely the near-term (2040-2021) and the mid-term (2060-2041), as compared to the reference period (2014-1995).

The regional climate projections for the Mashreq Domain used to inform this report were produced by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). The integrated assessment vulnerability methodology used was developed under the Regional Initiative for the Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region (RICCAR), which is coordinated by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) through its Arab Centre for Climate Change Policies.

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