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North–South Gap in Wastewater Management: A Comparative Study for Germany and Jordan

  • Matthias Barjenbruch
  • Kamel K. Alzboon
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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan covers a land area of 90,000 km2. The Jordanian climate is semi-arid where 90% of the country receives an average precipitation of less than 200 mm/year, most of which (about 90%) is lost via evaporation (Hadadin, 2007). The high population growth rate in Jordan together with the country’s rapid economic development has been accompanied by an increase in water demand, while the available water resources are limited and decreasing. Jordan’s water resources are, on per capita basis, among the lowest in the world.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Barjenbruch
    • 1
  • Kamel K. Alzboon
    • 2
  1. 1.Technician University of BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Al-Balqa Applied University, Huson CollegeAl-SaltJordan

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