Jordan’s first female plumbers are helping reduce water waste in a country where water is scarce.
Under the Water Wise Women’s initiative, local women as well as Syrian refugees are being trained to be plumbers.
Jordan is suffering from one of the world’s worst water shortage crises, exacerbated by increased demand from an influx of more than 600,000 Syrian refugees. Moreover, around 40% of the water distributed to homes across Jordan is lost through illegal wells and faulty pipes.
According to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, it is estimated that by 2025 Jordan’s water needs will exceed its resources by more than 26%.
[Still-frame from "Jordan's Water Wise Women" by Al Jazeera English | Youtube]