Description of the Project:
Water scarcity and population growth in Jordan, as in many other Middle East Countries, is leading to serious problems regarding the water supply and sanitation. The main results are water rationing issues and intermittence in the water services. Furthermore, the overexploitation of the existing aquifer and springs, which represent the main source of water for the region, is exacerbating these problems. On the other hand, most of the water distribution networks depend directly on Pumping Stations, leading to high operation and energetic costs. The objective of the technical assistance is to provide the Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) with a feasibility study including the following aspects:
- Optimization of Water Resources Management.
- Adaptation to climate change.
- Improve the drought Risk Management.
- Water Supply and sanitation networks optimization and remote control.
- The externalization of non critical activities of the ACA
- Assuring the water quality in terms of chemical standards for human consumption.
- Reduction of the operation and maintenance costs of the water supply network.
- Detailed design of the Supervision, Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) taking into account the actual and future needs of the water distribution network
- Management and remote control of the water distribution and supply networks.
- The compliance with the Water Framework Directive and the national water legislation.
- Development of a Manual for the New Service Model, taking into account different guidelines for the evolution and development of the System according to the characteristics and the required data quality levels.
- Institutional and Capacity building and training of public authorities by providing them the necessary management technological tools.
Another aspect to empathize regarding the project is the innovative Study of Implementation alternatives, the first one of its class in Jordan, providing the WAJ with a wide range of implementation alternatives according to the WAJ priorities and to each possible economic, demographic and/or climatic future scenarios