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Jordanians warned to expect summer water shortages

Jordan is already one of the world's most water-stressed countries but Jordanians can expect even worse water shortages this summer.
Jordanians warned to expect summer water shortages

Jordanians are being warned by the government to expect a “critical summer” for water due to a poor rainy season that reached little more than half the average annual precipitation, according to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. Spokesperson Omar Salameh told the Jordan Times on April 19 that the water deficit may become dramatic this summer.

This year’s rainy season decreased the per capita share of potable water, he said.

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