Water in Jordan
Fresh Water


Jordan ranks as one of the world’s five poorest countries in terms of water resources; the scarcity of water, combined with high rates of population growth, rapid and poorly planned urbanization and heavy investment in industry, is likely to create social, economic and environmental pressures that will overshadow Jordan’s development process for years to come.

In the field of water, the UNESCO Amman programme supports research, raises awareness and builds capacities. The thematic focus is water management, with a particular focus on integrated water resources management, and Eco-hydrology.

World Water Day

On 22 March every year, UNESCO Amman along with the Jordan IHP National Committee, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation organizes special events to mark World Water Day