Tag: Water

Jordan Moves to Kick-Start Growth and Pare Back Debt

Jordan Moves to Kick-Start Growth and Pare Back Debt

The government is looking to reduce its debt burden and jumpstart the economy through a combination of budgetary adjustments, a new medium-term economic strategy, and international aid agreements. In mid-May, the Cabinet announced its decision to cut this year’s JD8.8…

Lars Rennerfelt, President of the Swedish Jordanian Chemicals Company

Cleaning Up Wastewater

A new factory is about to open in Jordan that produces a chemical vital for wastewater purification and that could provide the government with a local alternative to foreign imports. By Dina al Wakeel The Swedish Jordanian Chemicals Company is…

Dead Sea Red-Dead Project

Consortiums Selected for Red-Dead Project

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation has chosen five international consortiums to carry out the first phase of a $1.1 billion conveyance project that will use water from the Red Sea to replenish the rapidly receding Dead Sea. The consortiums…

Zorba: Growing Green

With his range of naturally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs, Azzam Zorba is on a mission to improve our diet and transform the way food is farmed in Jordan. By Elisa Oddone German philosopher Ludwig Fuerbach wrote around 200 years…

Into the Deep: Freediving in Aqaba

Some consider freediving to be too risky. But if taught properly, this seemingly extreme sport can be truly exhilarating. By Jane Hosking To most people, the idea of diving deep underwater for lengthy periods of time without scuba gear sounds…

Red Sea-Dead Sea Project: Too Little, Too Late?

The $950 million Red Sea-Dead Sea conveyance project has finally been given the go-ahead. While it will likely save Jordan money and provide it with much-needed fresh water, doubts remain about whether it can save the fast-shrinking Dead Sea over…

The Arab Potash Company: Did Privatization Work?

This article appeared in the April, 2014 edition of Venture.   More than a decade has passed since the Arab Potash Company was partly sold off under Jordan’s controversial privatization drive. Was it a wise move? By Dina al-Wakeel Jordan’s controversial…