Water Wise Women | earthrise

Jordan is one of the world’s driest countries. Some estimates say its supply of fresh water will run out by 2060. And yet, 50 per cent of the water distributed to homes across the country is lost through illegal wells and faulty pipes.

Which is why the Water Wise Women initiative is so important. Three thousand Jordanian women have been trained in water conservation and plumbing. Drip by drip, they are helping preserve water in volumes large enough to supply 2.6 million people annually.