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Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Ministry of Water and Irrigation

Economics of Water Demand Management in Jordan Workshop Programme – Final version Amman (Ministry of Water and Irrigation) and Dead Sea (Hotel Marriott),

Dec. 1-3, 2011 Presentation  Water management and economics use specific languages, based on various concepts and definitions. Using this language better will foster a common understanding of methods and instruments to prioritize water management options both on the supply and on the demand side.  In Jordan, expected growth of urban population, development of industry and tourism, importance of the agricultural sector for rural employment, are foreseen and will raise important challenges to water demand management.  To increase the supply of water and meet this demand, a series of existing water resource development projects are under way or under consideration.  However, water demand management tools will also be needed, as the answer to the future prospects cannot rely exclusively on – necessarily – limited new resources. A series of water demand management studies, some recently completed and some ongoing, offer interesting new developments.  Water demand management can be significantly strengthened by using water economics concepts, tools and approaches, as a support to decision-making and an instrument for developing a sound “policy mix”. Considering this context, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, the French Development Agency (AFD), the Marseille Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and Plan Bleu, as part of the “Environment and Water” (EW2) Program of the CMI, are organizing a workshop dedicated to demonstrating, explaining, sharing and discussing the economics of water demand management. Ecowhat and Trémolet Consulting have been asked to organize this workshop and to facilitate presentations and discussions.

Attendees More than 40 attendees are awaited. The objective is to gather participants from various perspectives and backgrounds: water-management related but not limited to water specialists, and preferably with a good understanding or willingness to get more familiar with economic language as a communication tool. The participants will come from Jordan administration (MWI, WAJ, JVA, MoPIC, Agriculture, Industry, Tourism, Energy, Utilities, Municipalities‌), stakeholder representatives and consultancies or academics.

Objectives  

Participants familiarize themselves with economic concepts and tools for water demand management, through illustrations of water demand management approaches and how they are backed and supported by economic analysis. Participants make use of economic concepts and tools to discuss results and preliminary findings of recent and ongoing water demand management studies in Jordan, and discuss the follow-ups and action plans that may stem from these.

Location December 1st in Amman. Location: MWI, Auditorium, WAJ building (8th floor). December 2 and 3: Dead Sea (hotel Marriott)


Programme December 1, 2011 Economics for water demand management: best practices and case studies Location: Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Amman, Auditorium, WAJ building, 8th floor 9:00 AM to 14:00 9h00-9h30 9h30-9h50


10h20-10h40 10h40-11h00 11h00-11h30


11h50-12h00 12h00-12h20 12h20-12h50 12h50-13h10

13h10-13h30 13h30-14h

Registration of participants Welcome speech by organizers and H.E. Mrs Corinne Breuzé, French Ambassador and Opening by H.E. Eng. Mousa Jamani, Minister of Water and Irrigation Keynote speech: “Applying the European Water Framework Directive and addressing water allocation issues with economic tools in the Guadalquivir Region (Spain)”. Speaker: Dr. Giaccomo Gioannocaro, Department of Economics, Sociology and Agricultural Policies, University of Cordoba, Spain. Discussion, facilitated by M. Yann Laurans and Ms. Sophie Trémolet Coffee/tea Break Introduction to water management economics. Speaker: Yann Laurans, Ecowhat. Presentation + Questions & Answers “Analyzing agricultural and inter-sectoral strategies based on water economics in Morocco”. Speaker: Mr. Dominique Rojat, AFD/CEFEB Economics language to complement the Moroccan case: cost recovery. Speaker: Yann Laurans. Discussion, facilitated by Yann Laurans Coffee/tea and Sandwiches break “Panorama of economic instruments for water policy in the Mediterranean”. Speaker: Ms. Gaëlle Thivet, Plan Bleu. Discussion Conclusion of day 1. Facilitation: Yann Laurans & Dominique Rojat    

Promising approaches Important notions to remember Applications to Jordan Wrap-up and brief introduction to Day 2 & 3

15:00 Bus transfer from MWI to the Dead Sea for attendees and speakers who need it. 16:00 Arrival 19:00 Dinner at Marriott, Dead Sea


December 2, 2011 Taking stock of knowledge and existing water management and economic studies in Jordan Hotel Marriott, Dead Sea 09:00 to 16:00 How were water economics applied to Jordan? Based on what assumptions? How is the methodology discussed during day 1 illustrated through the Jordan experience? What key messages are the Jordan studies pointing at?

Facilitation: Sophie Trémolet (Tremolet Consulting) 9h00-9h05

9h05-9h15 9h15-9h45



10h45-11h00 11h-11h45


13h00-14h00 14h00-15h00 15h00-15h45


Introduction to the day’s objectives: discussion of 3 recent studies applying economics to water resource management in Jordan. Ms. Sophie Trémolet Opening by H.E. Eng. Maysoon Zoubi, Secretary General of Ministry of Water and Irrigation Jordan Water Demand Management Study, funded by AFD Speaker: Dr. Heinz-Peter Wolff, Quasir, and Prof. Emad El-Karablieh, University of Jordan Presentation + 10 minutes Q&A Accelerating water sector transformation in Jordan, funded by the Water Resources Group Speaker: Mr. Sudeep Maitra, McKinsey, London Presentation + 10 minutes Q&A Water resources management study, funded by USAID Speaker: Raed Da’oud, EcoConsult Presentation + 10 minutes Q&A Coffee/tea break Group work: unpacking underlying hypothesis and methodologies. Based on group work. There will be 4 to 5 groups of approximately 7 people each, focusing on the following issues:  Overall methodology and cost estimations  Unpacking the underlying hypothesis by sector: agriculture, municipal, industry, tourism (the latter may be grouped with industry) Groups reporting back + Plenary discussions:  Identifying main similarities and differences in approaches  Identifying areas where hypothesis might need to be further refined or additional analysis is required Lunch Identifying joint findings for managing water demand Panel discussion between the Consultants / Ministry representatives: what are the main recommendations stemming out of the studies?  Identifying the “low-hanging” fruits  Estimating the feasibility and costs of introducing the proposed measures Wrap-up and brief introduction to Day 3


Dinner 8:00 PM

December 3 Discussing options for the future Hotel Marriott, Dead Sea 9:00 AM to 15:00 What policy-mix for meeting the objectives? What governance frameworks? What strategic knowledge to be improved? Presentations of the day will be focused on lessons learnt,

orientations and favorable conditions to be developed to implement water demand management. 9h00-9h10 9h10-9h30

9h30-10h30 9h30-9h50


10h10-10h30 10h30-10h50 10h50-12h00 10h50-11h10


11h30-11h50 11h50-12h30 11h50-12h10

Introduction. Yann Laurans Overview of the MWI Strategy for water demand management. Speaker: Eng.. Nisreen Haddadin, Head of Water Demand Management Unit, MWI. Session 1. Conditions for success in managing agriculture water demand. Discussion facilitated by Mr. Dominique Rojat, AFD Action plan for water efficiency in the Highlands. Resources to develop and obstacles to address, experience from the field. Speaker: Eng. Nour Habjoka, GIZ, and Eng. Ali Subah, MWI. Managing agricultural water demand in the Jordan Valley. Resources to develop and obstacles to address, experience from the field. Speaker: Eng. Qais Awas, Jordan Valley Authority. Q&A and Discussion: what policy options for agricultural water demand management? Coffee/tea break Session 2. Conditions for success in managing domestic water demand. Discussion facilitated by Mr. Frédéric Maurel, AFD. Managing municipal water demand. Resources to develop and obstacles to address. Presentation of the USAID IDARA experience. Speaker: Eng. Mohamed Al Shafe’, Aqaba Water Company Policy options for Municipal Water Demand Management in the Mediterranean. Experience from multiple projects. Speaker: Mr. Gert Soer, WRE Consulting. Q & A and discussion: what policy options for municipal water demand management? Session 3. Conditions for success in managing water re-use. Discussion facilitated by Mr. Frédéric Maurel, AFD. Developing further water re-use in Jordan. Speaker: Mr. Guy Honoré, Head of Water Programme, GIZ. 20 minutes presentation Q & A and discussion: what policy options for developing water re-use?

12h10-12h30 12h30-12h50 Break 12h50-14h Concluding session: collectively identifying key recommendations and orientations. Facilitation: Yann Laurans & Frédéric Maurel


14:00 Lunch. 15:00 End – return to Amman