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Eliott Ducharme

Water Management in Jordan in Response to the Syrian Crisis: Between Neoliberal Pressures and Social Tensions

Since 1948, the Kingdom of Jordan has taken in a considerable number of refugee populations fleeing conflicts in Palestine, Iraq and now Syria. While this brings the country significant international aid, it also raises the question of the capacity of urban public services to handle this new demographic pressure. These public services, heavily subsidised for reasons of social stability, are in a state of chronic crisis, and are unable to meet user demand. This has led to ...

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Eliott Ducharme is a master degree student in City-Planning at the University of Lyon. This article results from a three-month fieldwork in Amman and Mafraq under the supervision of Eric Verdeil, with the support of IFPO Amman and GREMMO (Université Lyon 2/CNRS).