Waste Water Reuse Nablus – Institutional Assessment

The objective of the waste water reuse project Nablus is to develop a sustainable waste water management system which will help to reduce health risks and pollution, resulting from the flow of untreated waste water into the environment in Jordan. It comprises the construction of a waste water treatment plant, pretreatment facilities and collection systems, technical assistance to the operation of the new plant as well as to the design and implementation of a pilot reuse scheme of treated waste water in agriculture.

The financed waste water treatment plant WWTP Nablus West produces high quality waste water suitable for reuse in agriculture. The potentials for reuse expansion, using reclaimed water from the plant for irrigation purposes in a suitable agricultural area of 2,000+ donum (200+ hectares) in size have been analyzed by the consulting consortia Dahlem/CDM Smith in 2015/2016. The institutional and social assessment carried out by AHT/CDM Smith complements the existing study and develops a holistic and broadly accepted concept for the design of a technically feasible and financially viable waste water reuse scheme for irrigation that will equally serve as a basis for a KfW project appraisal.

Type of services provided:

Activities of the institutional and social assessment carried out include:

  • Assessment of socio-economic background of the target group (landowners, farmers and workers)
  • Review of the regulatory framework and of existing institutional arrangements
  • Development of a cooperative ownership, revenue sharing, operations’ model and management concept and of corresponding institutional and legal arrangements for the future institutional set-up of the 2000+ irrigation scheme
  • Review of the existing water tariff model and proposition of appropriate waste water tariffs for WUA and farmers
  • Moderation of tariff discussions and negotiations
  • Communication of results
Nablus Municipality
01/2017 - 05/2017
Contract value: 99,987.60 €