More than 100 entities gathered online for a disclosure session discussing the results of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study for the Aqaba–Amman Water Desalination and Conveyance (AAWDC) Project.

The AAWDC Project was developed to address the emerging challenges associated with the on-going water crisis in Jordan, with the primary objective to provide a secure and non-conventional source of drinking water for Amman and other governorates in the country and areas along the conveyance pipeline route. It is estimated that the Project will generate 300 million cubic meters (MCM) per year of desalinated drinking water.

Engicon is leading the work on the study, overseeing a team of over 30 experts as part of a consortium led by US firm Tetra Tech International Development Services. The study is funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and promoted by the Ministry of Water & Irrigation.

The study included preparing an ESIA and environmental and social management plan (ESMP) for the AAWDC Project. It is also assessed the brine discharge risks, proposed seawater intake, and brine discharge components. Impacts on the marine ecology have been also studied at four regional levels: the AAWDC site, the Aqaba Marine Reserve, wider impacts (Gulf of Aqaba and Red Sea), and cumulative effects.

We are pleased to be a part of this strategic project, which is considered essential for alleviating water scarcity challenges in Jordan.
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