Tag: Water

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…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Shermine Dajani

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom. Founder and CEO of PanMed Energy Shermine Dajani is the founder…

Donors Happy with Municipality Aid Package

International contributors to a $53 million aid program designed to maintain public services in communities hosting Syrian refugees around the Kingdom say they’re pleased with its results a year since its launch. “We’re very happy that the project is actually…

Water Worry

The decay and neglect of vital infrastructure is one of the main reasons behind Jordan’s water supply crisis.   By Yusuf Mansur One of the most dispiriting facts you often hear about Jordan is that it’s the third most water…

Building Jordan: Engicon

This feature is part of a series highlighting the most prominent engineering and design consultancy firms with headquarters in Jordan or that have a significant 00M-651 presence in the Kingdom.   Founded: 1988 CEO: Tarek Zuriekat Number of employees: Approximately 450…

How France Helps

The French Development Agency is playing a central role in tackling some of the biggest challenges facing Jordan. By Elisa Oddone Financing projects in Jordan worth a total of JD540 million, the state-backed French Development Agency (AFD) has been active…

Meezan Wins Urban Tech Startup Contest

From near-gridlocked streets to a creaking water network, Amman is grappling with a long list of development challenges. But a little extra help is now at hand from Meezan, a young company from Jordan that has just won the first…

Water Warning

Jordan’s thirsty agricultural sector must dramatically boost its water efficiency to prevent the Kingdom’s vital groundwater basins from drying up. But this will be easier said than done. By Laith Abou-Ragheb A few days of heavy rainfall at the tail…