Micro-Level Assessment of potential direct and indirect impacts of climate change on socio-economic factors In the Zarqa River Basin



The Zarqa basin is considered the most important basin in Jordan because it hosts about 70% of the industrial activities and about 50% of the population of the country reside on it.
This study focuses on the competitiveness of water use in agriculture and other sectors and use of water of different quality. Also this study will evaluate and assess the different scenarios of water availability and quality – as a consequence of climate change in the region - depending on economic and social aspects.To simulate the complexity of the system, a base line scenario was built using the Water Resources Model (WRM). Scenario has been tested to reflect the expectation of the impact of climate change in the future.

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