Environment-friendly technology set to narrow the gap between water demand and availability.
The promising results of a cloud seeding experiment using ionization technology have persuaded the Jordanian government to extend its use of the technology as figures showed improved rainfall.
Jordan suffers from severe water shortages due to a decline in its renewable water resources and the widening gap between water demand and availability, especially after the large influx of refugees in recent years. It has become second among the world’s most water-poor countries.
The technology has performed well in a six-month pilot that began in May 2016, under an agreement between WeatherTec Services GmbH and the Jordanian government that was signed in March, according to the company's CEO Helmut Fluhrer.
“The government steering committee of the project decided to extend its operation to March 2017, after becoming satisfied with the initial results."
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