The ongoing water scarcity crisis poses a major threat to the economic stability of the industrial sector and Jordan as a whole. The USAID Water Reuse and Environmental Conservation Programme ran from 2010-2015. Two of its four major tasks focused on institutional capacity building and pollution prevention for industry.
The project team worked with the Ministry of Environment (MoEnv) to build their regulatory capacity and strengthen national capacity to analyse industrial water use and effluent discharges. The programme targeted 30 factories in which detailed water and energy efficiency audits were conducted. This drove a programme of interventions that were self financed by the 30 target facilties and reduced water withdrawals by 739 000 m3 per annum.