Experts Urge COP28 Action on Water and Agriculture

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Jordan News
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Experts Urge COP28 Action on Water and Agriculture

Jordan is one of the world’s most water-scare countries in the world. Being exacerbated by climate change, water scarcity is becoming one of the most prominent issues in Jordan and the wider region.

This is attributed to changes in rainfall patterns, increased evaporation due to climate change, groundwater depletion, and growing water demand from population growth and economic activities.

Additionally, hosting a large number of refugees has further expanded the water scarcity crisis in the Kingdom.

The water scarcity crisis affects vital sectors such as agriculture, the economy, and public health, directly impacting food security, especially since the agricultural sector heavily relies on groundwater for sufficient food production. Moreover, climate change is expected to increasingly impact Jordan's water scarcity issue, particularly with rising evaporation rates and noticeable fluctuations in rainfall patterns due to climate change.

This is a summary. Read the full article on Jordan News.

This story was produced as part of the 2023 Climate Change Media Partnership, a journalism fellowship organized by Internews' Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security. It was first published by Jordan News on December 11, 2023.

Banner image: An agricultural operation / Credit: Jordan News file photo.

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