24 Jan 2013
Post-elections: Jordan’s new national leaders must prioritise and accelerate water reforms
Press release by Valerie Yorke (NCCR Trade Regulation, WP 5 on Trade and Climate Change) occasioned by the forthcoming publication of her new study on Jodan's water policy.
A bold political approach spearheaded by Jordan’s senior decision-makers is needed to tackle its water crisis, according to a forthcoming paper written for the Switzerland-based National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Trade Regulation. Jordan’s political transition, accelerated by King Abdullah’s response to the Arab Spring, provides an unprecedented opportunity for the country to implement the reforms required for a water-secure future.