Israel-Hamas war set to impact Jordan’s water and energy security amid renewables push
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Senior Market Research Analyst, Al-Monitor
Oct. 13, 2023
Regional reverberations from the Israel-Hamas war are still unfolding, but at a minimum they already present significant implications for neighboring Jordan’s water security and energy independence. That centers on Project Prosperity, the landmark trilateral clean energy-for-water deal between Jordan, Israel and the UAE announced in 2021. Lauded as a win-win arrangement advancing regional climate cooperation, the project could boost Jordan’s current water supply by 20%, alleviating pressure on one of the world’s most water-scarce nations. The partners were set to finalize a binding agreement advancing the project at COP28—a move now in doubt as this crisis strains regional ties. This all puts Jordan in a difficult position, while adding new significance to its growing renewable energy push.
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