In order to foster communication with local stakeholders, the Jordanian partner, Aqaba Water Company, has prepared two brochures in Arabic to present MEDISS and the pilot project being implemented in Jordan.
MEDISS project, ‘Mediterranean Integrated System for Water Supply’, addresses the issue of improving the quality of saline groundwater in the Mediterranean area, opening alternative irrigation options for higher quality and more diversified cultivations (dates, citrus, etc.).
MEDISS in Jordan
In the Wadi Al Arab (Governorate of Aqaba), an innovative approach never tested before in the Middle East is applied to water desalination plant of brackish groundwater, extending membrane’s lifetime with innovative treatments and using photovoltaic panels for energy supply. Water is then used both for irrigation (1,4 ha) and domestic use by local inhabitants.