The United States and Jordan have partnered in development for more than 60 years. USAID has longstanding programs in water, education, health, economic development and democratic governance. The Syria crisis—and resulting influx of refugees into Jordan—has impacted USAID’s ongoing activities, as well as Jordan’s ability to meet the needs of the people within its borders. USAID supports the government and host communities of Jordan as they cope with the crisis. We have re-oriented existing programs to account for the refugee situation and added funds to focus directly on stresses caused by the Syria crisis.
USAID Takamol- Gender Program in collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU) and the Jordanian Ministry of Environment are conducting the first-ever gender and climate change conference from February 1-3, 2016, at the Kempinski Amman Hotel.
USAID and the Government of Jordan (GoJ) are working together to protect and conserve scarce resources through the Water Reuse and Environmental Conservation Project (WRECP). The project supports the preservation of the environment, training on pollution prevention and environmental management, rehabilitation for landfills and polluted 'hot spots,' and the reuse of water and biosolids to support community livelihoods.
With the objective of improving how water resources are utilized and wastewater facilities are managed over the next 25 years, the Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Project (WIP) is responding to dire improvements needed in the water sector.
USAID supported the feasibility study and design for upgrading the existing wastewater treatment plant, and is currently funding construction and construction management to upgrade the plant to a capacity of 6,550 m3 per day through simple, low tech improvements.
Last updated: February 04, 2016