Jordan Seeks Syrian Help in Water Supply
A Jordanian delegation will head to Damascus soon to discuss with Syrian officials the possibility of getting more water supplies from the northern neighbor, according to press reports.
Jordan’s water deficit this summer amounts to 10 billion cubic meters, according to the reports.
Jordan stands among the top ten world countries in terms of water shortage.
Syria gave Jordan three million cubic meters last year and 10 in 1999, and has repeatedly vowed to help Jordan in this regard.
Syria has decided to ban farming on the banks of the Yarmouk River, so that eight million cubic meters would flow to Jordan through King Abdullah Canal in the Jordan Valley – Albawaba.com