2nd Franco-Jordanian Forum on Water Sustainability Launches

تم نشره في Mon 17 October / Oct 2016. 12:00 AM
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AMMAN — The second edition of the Franco-Jordanian Forum on Water Sustainability started here today with the aim of discussing ways to maintain water sustainability in Jordan whose water resources came under additional pressures arising from the Syrian refugee crisis.

Minister of Water and Irrigation, Hazem Nasser, said his ministry's efforts are now focused on reducing water loss and high consumption of energy through expanding the reliance on renewable energy in all water facilities and finding solutions through increased support to the water sector.

He indicated that the ministry seeks to slash water loss by 30 per cent by 2025, to reach 105 litters of potable water a day per capita. The minister highlighted a set of measures and projects that aim at improving and upgrading the national water grid and preserving resources. Nasser hailed France's support to Jordan in this area and said the French contributions, which surpassed 200 million euros in the past few years, helped the Kingdom improve the level of water services.

French Ambassador to Jordan David Bertolott said the forum is of paramount importance in shedding light on how to preserve and sustain water resources in Jordan, stressing the need to extend more support to Jordan to help it overcome challenges facing the water sector.