Water Sector Policy for Drought Management

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Water Sector Policy for Drought Management

March 26, 2019

Drought, unlike other natural hazard such as flash floods and earthquakes, doesn’t occur abruptly, it requires much longer time to evolve, which makes possible to mitigate its impacts if an effective management framework is in place. The Ministry of Water and Irrigation recognized the cross-cutting impacts of drought on the development sectors of Jordan and developed the national policy statement on drought management in the water sector through UNDP & GoAL WaSH financial & technical support. The policy statement was endorsed by the cabinet and is expected to guide the national efforts to lessen the striking impacts of drought on the vulnerable water resources of the country.

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