Management Strategies for the Reuse of Treated Wastewater in the Lower Jordan Valley

Authors: KIT, HEC, ATEEC
Partner Organisations: UFZ, UDE

Key Findings

  • A large part of the treated wastewater can be reused for agricultural irrigation.
  • Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) using treated wastewater is a promising solution to regenerate depleted groundwater levels in the alluvial aquifer, mitigate droughts and freshen brackish groundwater to make them usable again for irrigation.
  • Discharging treated wastewater into the Jordan River would help to partially rehabilitate the Jordan River floodplains and slow down the water level decline of the Dead Sea.

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