Water Degradation as a Human Security Challenge in Jordan

  • Bassam Ossama Hayek
  • Nisreen Daifallah Al Hmoud
Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 5)


Water is vital to sustain lives. Thus, its availability in the appropriate quantity and quality is crucial for a healthy society. The water resources available for use are only three per cent of the total available water. Due to the uneven distribution of usable water, some nations are deprived of the minimum amount, while other nations suffer in handling too much water.


West Nile Virus Refugee Camp Rift Valley Fever Human Security Grey Water 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bassam Ossama Hayek
    • 1
  • Nisreen Daifallah Al Hmoud
    • 2
  1. 1.Eco-tech Park, Royal Scientific SocietyAmmanJordan
  2. 2.Head of Water Quality Studies Division, Head of Bio-safety UnitEnvironment Research Centre, Royal Scientific SocietyAmmanJordan

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