Majd Al Naber

Dr. Majd Al Naber

WANA Institute

Biography

Majd is the team leader and senior researcher for sustainable development pillar at West Asia-North Africa (WANA) institute. She is a specialist in integrated water resources management and water policies for the Arid lands. She worked on several EU-funded projects as a water expert, as well as for USAID as a consultant, and for several national and international organizations. She holds a joint PhD in Groundwater Governance in Arid Land from Wageningen University (the Netherlands) and Montpellier Paul Valéry (France), a MSc in Land and Water Resources Management - Irrigated Agriculture from the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies of Bari (Italy), and a BSc in Land Water and Environment from the University of Jordan. She has several scientific publications related to water resources management and governance in Arid land.

 

Synopsis

Decoupling National Water Needs for National Water Supplies: Insights and Potential for Countries in the Jordan Basin

Jordan and Palestine face extreme water scarcity and potential food insecurity. These conditions threaten human security and the natural environment. This paper compares the water allocation and management experience of Jordan and Palestine using the lens of economic and resource decoupling to highlight trends and opportunities to circumvent limits on natural water resources. The subject of this research is the extent to which good practices — effective allocation and management of water resources, water ecosystem, and economic, social and environmental decoupling — can be transferred between both countries, as well as to other economies that share similar environmental endowments.