Stanford study reveals a deepening water crisis in Jordan

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Prolonged and potentially destabilizing water shortages will become commonplace in Jordan by 2100, new research finds, unless the nation implements comprehensive reform, from fixing leaky pipes to desalinating seawater. Jordan’s water crisis is emblematic of challenges looming around the world as a result of climate change and rapid population growth.

Gorelick led the Jordan Water Project and its continuation, the FUSE Project (Food-water-energy for Urban Sustainable Environments) at Stanford. The lead author of the study, Jim Yoon, ESS PhD ’17, is now a water security and resilience scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Additional coauthors include Christian Klassert, Bernd Klauer, Katja Sigel (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ); Philip Selby, Stephen Knox, Julien Harou (University of Manchester); Thibaut Lachaut, Amaury Tilmant (Université Laval); Daanish Mustafa (King’s College London); Samer Talozi (Jordan University of Science and Technology); Erik Gawel (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and Leipzig University); Josue Medellín–Azuara (University of California, Merced); Bushra Bataineh (Bechtel Corporation); and Hua Zhang (Texas A&M University).

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