An analysis of the framings of water scarcity in the Jordanian national water strategy

Hussam Hussein

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This viewpoint analyzes the Jordanian water strategy to investigate how water scarcity is framed, and what solutions are suggested. It also analyzes how the framings and discourses have changed in the two versions of the strategy, why, and their implications. The Jordanian national water strategy has been overlooked by the literature of hydropolitics.  The analysis here also contributes by showing the interplay between discourses of scarcity and policy solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-13
Number of pages8
JournalWater International
Issue number1
Early online date21 Jan 2019
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019


  • Jordan
  • national water strategy
  • SDG
  • Water for Life
  • water policy
  • water scarcity

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