publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Water loss in Mafraq Governorate, Jordan

Nadhir Al-Ansari; Salem Al-Oun; Wafa Hadad; Sven Knutsson;
  • Published: 27 Mar 2013
  • Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Jordan is located in the Middle East and covers an area of 89,342 km2. The total population of Jordan is 6,508,271. Jordan is rapidly facing a severe water supply crisis due to greater demands on a finite quantity of available water. If current trends continue, it has been estimated that the country will experience a chronic water shortage by 2020. Despite these shortages, water loss in the distribution network is relatively high where it reaches 46%. Mafraq Governorate has the maximum water loss. Continuous records and data for the period 1999-2004 for Mafraq water authority were investigated for the water supply and lose. Water losses were evaluated, and sugge...
Subjects
free text keywords: Soil mechanics, Water scarcity, Environmental protection, Biology, Water authority, Total population, Economic shortage, Distribution networks, Water supply, business.industry, business
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