|Posted by [email protected] on August 10, 2015 at 5:35 AM|
This delegate of Jordan strongly believes that Jordan has almost the same situation as the African countries.
As everyone knows, safe and readily available water is important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, food production or recreational purposes.
Improved water supply and sanitation, and better management of water resources, can boost countries' economic growth and can contribute greatly to poverty reduction.
Right now, Jordan is having limited natural freshwater resources, considered as one of the ten most water scarce countries in the world.
The country's major surface water resources, the Jordan River and the Yarmouk River, are shared with Israel and Syria who leave only a small amount for Jordan.
Despite Jordan's severe water scarcity, more than 97% of Jordanians have access to an improved water source.
But, the problem is that they only have a chance to be accessed ONCE A WEEK, which means Jordanians have to live on 4 to 5 days of being accessed to water out of 30 to 31 days in a month.
This is a big problem in Jordan, because since Jordan is located the Middle East, Jordanians consume big amount of water, and that causes them to be in a state of not having enough water easily when they have access of it once a week.
This is the delegate of Jordan, and she will be talking about the causes of this problem and the needs of it.
This delegate strongly believes that more than the location of the African countries, the development of those countries are important.
As everyone is aware of it, the African countries are not really developed, are in an unfortunate location where it is near the Equator, and the citizens are not educated well.
Because of that, we can say the African countries are in a bad status. Their agriculture is also not developed, so they are poorer than ever, without clean water, too.
If they were able ti buy water with the help of the African countries' economic system plus their economy status would have been better.
As it is noticed in the Goal 7 of the MDGs and the Goal 6 of the SDGs, this delegate of Jordan believes that this is a serious problem of the African countries and need a lot of interest.