Avoiding water losses, improving supply

2017 - 2020 • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


To improve The Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) skills and capacities for the sustainable reduction of technical and administrative water losses.


The project comprises three fields of activity. These are being implemented in the district of Salt, which is located northwest of Jordan’s capital Amman in Balqa Governorate.

A concept is being developed for monitoring losses at a national level, which will support WAJ in further developing the political and institutional framework for reducing water losses. To this end, a national standardised method for collecting water loss data is being defined and implemented in close cooperation with the regional water utilities.

In addition, a monitoring concept is being created for the regional WAJ Balqa that will also be implemented in cooperation with this authority. At the same time, improved monitoring and more detailed reporting will strengthen the monitoring capacities of the relevant department at the supra-regional water authority.

Finally, technical measures to reduce water losses are also being implemented. An accurate water balance will first be generated for individual zones within the supply network using bulk water meters. This balance will provide precise information about technical water losses. The leaks in the supply system will then be repaired. In addition, the water pressure in these zones within the supply network will be reduced and stabilised at a constant value of between 6 and 8 bar in order to protect the infrastructure.


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Johannes Stork
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German government Government-owned entity (not university or research) Middle East & Nothern Africa Operation, maintenance and sustainable services Specific to one or several countries Water (irrigation, process, other)


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (formally known as Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH is a federally owned organisation. It works worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Their mandate is to support the German Government in achieving its development objectives. It provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world.

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