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Patterns of Water Use

  • Elias Salameh
  • Musa Shteiwi
  • Marwan Al Raggad
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Part of the World Water Resources book series (WWR, volume 1)

Abstract

The present total water supplied for household use in Jordan is 420 MCM/year. This includes the physical losses from the water supply network incurred by corrosion and damage and the stealing of water (water theft). According to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, these total losses (unaccounted for water) amount to 47% of all the supplied water (MWI 2016). Most of the stolen water is used in irrigation and only a very small percentage for household uses.

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elias Salameh
    • 1
  • Musa Shteiwi
    • 1
  • Marwan Al Raggad
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Strategic Studies, University of JordanAmmanJordan
  2. 2.Water, Energy and Environment CenterUniversity of JordanAmmanJordan

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