References on recent developments in the water sector, on the water-energy-food nexus and on integrated water management in Jordan are listed here. Also policy documents and research on research articles are added that are relevant for the German -Jordanian Cooperation.


Abd Al-Azeez Hdoush (2021) Water requirements for irrigated crops in semi-arid region in Jordan using sentinel satellite images, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C 122, p. 102949, url, doi:

Jonathan Chenoweth, Raya A Al-Masri (2021) The impact of adopting a water-energy nexus approach in Jordan on transboundary management, Environmental Science & Policy 118, p. 49-55, url, doi:

Siti Nurhawa Binte Muhammad Anwar, Valeria Alvarado, Shu-Chien Hsu (2021) A socio-eco-efficiency analysis of water and wastewater treatment processes for refugee communities in Jordan, Resources, Conservation and Recycling 164, p. 105196, url, doi:

S Strohmeier, S Fukai, M Haddad, M AlNsour, M Mudabber, K Akimoto, S Yamamoto, S Evett, T Oweis (2021) Rehabilitation of degraded rangelands in Jordan: The effects of mechanized micro water harvesting on hill-slope scale soil water and vegetation dynamics, Journal of Arid Environments 185, p. 104338, url, doi:


Ahmad Hussein Alomari, Muneer Aziz Saleh, Suhairul Hashim, Amal Alsayaheen, Ismail Abdeldin, Ahmad abukashabeh (2020) 238U and 232Th isotopes in groundwater of Jordan: Geological influence, water chemistry, and health impact, Radiation Physics and Chemistry 170, p. 108660, url, doi:

Niveen M. Alsayyed, Taghrid S. Suifan, Rateb J. Sweis, Basheer A. Kilani (2020) The impact of transformational leadership on organisational performance case study: The University of Jordan, International Journal of Business Excellence, doi:10.1504/IJBEX.2020.105356

Maria Clemens, Ganbaatar Khurelbaatar, Ralf Merz, Christian Siebert, Manfred van Afferden, Tino Rödiger (2020) Groundwater protection under water scarcity; from regional risk assessment to local wastewater treatment solutions in Jordan, Science of The Total Environment 706, p. 136066, url, doi:

Motasem N Saidan (2020) Estimation of industrial water demand and reclamation in Jordan: A cross-sectional analysis, Water Resources and Industry 23, p. 100129, url, doi:

Makoto Shigei, Lutz Ahrens, Ayat Hazaymeh, Sahar S Dalahmeh (2020) Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in water and soil in wastewater-irrigated farmland in Jordan, Science of The Total Environment 716, p. 137057, url, doi:


Sufyan Al Karaimeh (2019) Maintaining desert cultivation: Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic water-strategies at Udhruh region, Jordan, Journal of Arid Environments 166, p. 108-115, url, doi:

Raya A Al-Masri, Jonathan Chenoweth, Richard J Murphy (2019) Exploring the Status Quo of Water-Energy Nexus Policies and Governance in Jordan, Environmental Science & Policy 100, p. 192-204, url, doi:

Natasha Carmi, Mey Alsayegh, Maysoon Zoubi (2019) Empowering women in water diplomacy: A basic mapping of the challenges in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan, Journal of Hydrology 569, p. 330-346, url, doi:

Noa Hillel, Michael L Wine, Jonathan B Laronne, Tobias Licha, Yaron Be'eri-Shlevin, Christian Siebert (2019) Identifying spatiotemporal variations in groundwater-surface water interactions using shallow pore water chemistry in the lower Jordan river, Advances in Water Resources 131, p. 103388, url, doi:


Rami Alawneh, Farid E Mohamed Ghazali, Hikmat Ali, Muhammad Asif (2018) Assessing the contribution of water and energy efficiency in green buildings to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Jordan, Building and Environment 146, p. 119-132, url, doi:

Ammar Alkhalidi, Louy Qoaider, Amjad Khashman, Abdel Rahman Al-Alami, Said Jiryes (2018) Energy and water as indicators for sustainable city site selection and design in Jordan using smart grid, Sustainable Cities and Society 37, p. 125-132, url, doi:

Hussam Hussein (2018) Lifting the veil: Unpacking the discourse of water scarcity in Jordan, Environmental Science & Policy 89, p. 385-392, url, doi:

Gregory N Sixt, Laurens Klerkx, Timothy S Griffin (2018) Transitions in water harvesting practices in Jordan’s rainfed agricultural systems: Systemic problems and blocking mechanisms in an emerging technological innovation system, Environmental Science & Policy 84, p. 235-249, url, doi:


Daanish Mustafa, Amelia Altz-Stamm, Laura Mapstone Scott (2016) Water User Associations and the Politics of Water in Jordan, World Development 79, p. 164-176, url, doi:


S. Baram, D. Kurtzman, O. Dahan (2012) Water percolation through a clayey vadose zone, Journal of Hydrology 424-425, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.12.040

G. F. Comair, D. C. McKinney, D. Siegel (2012) Hydrology of the Jordan River Basin: Watershed Delineation, Precipitation and Evapotranspiration, Water Resources Management 26, p. 4281-4293, url, doi:10.1007/s11269-012-0144-8


T. Grodek, J. Lange, J. Lekach, S. Husary (2011) Urban hydrology in mountainous middle eastern cities, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 15, p. 953-966, url, doi:10.5194/hess-15-953-2011


Ahmed E. Al-Juaidi, Jagath J. Kaluarachchi, Ungtae Kim (2010) Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis of Treated Wastewater Use for Agriculture in Water Deficit Regions1, Journal of the American Water Resources Association 46, p. 395-411, url, doi:10.1111/j.1752-1688.2009.00409.x


Ele Zagana, M. Obeidat, Ch Kuells, P. Udluft (2007) Chloride, hydrochemical and isotope methods of groundwater recharge estimation in eastern Mediterranean areas: A case study in Jordan, Hydrological Processes 21(16), p. 2112-2123


S. Khayat, S. Geyer, H. Hotzl, M. Ghanem, W. Ali (2006) Identification of nitrate sources in groundwater by delta N-15(nitrate) and delta O-18(nitrate) isotopes: a study of the shallow Pleistocene aquifer in the Jericho area, Palestine, Acta Hydrochimica Et Hydrobiologica 34, p. 27-33, url, doi:10.1002/aheh.200400615


W. Ali, J. Glaser, M. Thiel, H. Hotzl, H. Werz (2004) Hydrogeological investigations in the north-eastern Dead Sea Area, Suweimeh, Jordan, Water in the Middle East and in North Africa: Resources, Protection and Management, p. 21-30, url


U. Shavit, R. Holtzman, M. Segal, A. Vengosh, E. Farber, I. Gavrieli, T. Bullen, E. C. O. Res Team, H. Rubin, P. Nachtnebel, U. Shamir, J. Furst (2002) Water sources and quality along the Lower Jordan River, regional study, url