Renewable Energy for Seawater Desalination in the Middle East: Case Study Aqaba, Jordan

Author: STEP
Partner Organisations: DI, MWI, GIZ


  • The overall strategy for minimizing water scarcity in Jordan should take seawater desalination plants on Jordanian territory into consideration.
  • Integrating renewable energy sources (e.g., solar energy) will reduce the costs of seawater desalination in Jordan.
  • Combining Nanofiltration, Reverse Osmosis and Multi-effect-desalination allows for tailor-made brine disposal into the Dead Sea and increases water recovery

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