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The Space has always been my greatest fascination. The endless dimension where you can let your soul float and your mind wonder about this great secret. This site is for my personal general interests and not limited to Space. The name is a tribute to the wonders of Space. Izzat Sajdi

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Water - Middle East and North Africa

Within the next twenty years, it is estimated that the Middle
East and North Africa (MENA) region will become so
dependant on desalination technology for sustainable
water supply, that a minimum of fifty thousand additional
technical experts of various professional levels would be
needed to service the desalination industry. At current, regional
education programs concerning desalination are limited
to private sector initiatives seeking to meet national
employment quotas and a few regional universities conducting
individual research projects and a few specialized
courses. These initiatives alone will not meet the estimated
future needs. A more coordinated training approach is necessary
which includes participation from multiple institutes
and organizations.

A parallel approach is to conserve more irrigation water and
control the croping patterns with strict measures on the
use of Irrigation trends. In Jordan, irrigation water consume
70% of the water while Agriculture contributes 8% to the economy.
Jordan is one of the 10 water poorest countries in the World.