Green pumps for Jordan's water

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Jordan is one of the driest countries on earth and the country uses more electricity for its water supply than anything else: 15 percent of its entire electricity consumption. In spite of that, many people only have running water one day a week and even then it doesn't always come.

In the Madaba region, 800 meters above sea level, new, reliable energy-efficient pumps are now supposed to reduce power consumption and protect the climate. That's because electricity here usually comes from diesel generators and every kilowatt hour saved means less CO2 emissions.

A film by Dan Hirschfeld




06:07 Minutes


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