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Municipal Landfilling Practice and Its Impact on the Water Resources - Jordan

Aljaradin, Mohammad LU and Persson, Kenneth M LU (2014) In World Environment 4(5). p.213-218
Abstract
Jordan is considered one of the most water-stressed countries in the world, with less than 150 cubic meters freshwater available per capita annually. Groundwater resources are clearly vital for Jordan´s population and economic wellbeing. It´s quality and amount has therefore to be managed in a sustainable way avoiding possible contaminations. Unfortunately the groundwater quality is threatened by several factors including unsafe landfilling. Jordan has been facing a unique situation in solid waste management due to sudden population and the change in living standards. Serious environmental problems are connected to this, which could threaten human, surface water and ground water. With the current regulation and attention focused in many... (More)
Jordan is considered one of the most water-stressed countries in the world, with less than 150 cubic meters freshwater available per capita annually. Groundwater resources are clearly vital for Jordan´s population and economic wellbeing. It´s quality and amount has therefore to be managed in a sustainable way avoiding possible contaminations. Unfortunately the groundwater quality is threatened by several factors including unsafe landfilling. Jordan has been facing a unique situation in solid waste management due to sudden population and the change in living standards. Serious environmental problems are connected to this, which could threaten human, surface water and ground water. With the current regulation and attention focused in many environmental aspects in the country, the risk of water resources contamination is not completely recognized. The aim of this study is to provide an overview of environmental problems associated to the mismanagement of solid waste and the possible threats for human and water resources. (Less)
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Water Resources, Uncontrolled Landfilling, Jordan
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World Environment
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4
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5
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213 - 218
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Scientific & Academic Publishing
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2163-1581
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10.5923/j.env.20140405.03
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English
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  author       = {Aljaradin, Mohammad and Persson, Kenneth M},
  issn         = {2163-1581},
  keyword      = {Water Resources,Uncontrolled Landfilling,Jordan},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {213--218},
  publisher    = {Scientific & Academic Publishing},
  series       = {World Environment},
  title        = {Municipal Landfilling Practice and Its Impact on the Water Resources - Jordan},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5923/j.env.20140405.03},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2014},
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