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Integrierte Analyse der Nachhaltigkeit von Süßwasserressourcen in Jordanien

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) ;
This proposed effort will focus on development of an integrated framework to evaluate water policy
interventions in water-stressed countries using Jordan as a model system. Jordan is representative of many arid regions where future natural and social changes set the stage for nationwide water supply failures. Existing water resources models ignore critical interactions between hydrologic and
socioeconomic components, resulting in a lack of holistic analysis needed to make long-term policy
decisions. Our interdisciplinary team will develop a quantitative policy-evaluation tool to explore ways to enhance the sustainability of freshwater systems through such innovations as optimized allocation procedures, institutional re-structuring, subsidies/tariffs, water-lease markets, and transboundary institutions.