Is Jordan running out of water? - BBC News

  • Published on Sep 16, 2019
  • Parts of the Middle East could become uninhabitable by 2050 because of climate change.
    Jordan is one of the countries most affected by rising temperatures - and it’s predicted to get worse.
    The Dead Sea is shrinking, and many houses only get up to 24 hours of water a week.
    So, could Jordan run out of water?
    Reporter: Rami Ruhayem
    Producer and editor: Sofia Bettiza
    Filmed by: Tony Dolce and Abdeljabbar Zaytoon
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Comments • 991

  • Sree Raj
    Sree Raj Hour ago

    Arabs : we have oil and we are the rich .
    Water : what's about me .
    Arabs :🤐

  • Robert Brown
    Robert Brown 10 hours ago

    Don't know about Jordan running out of water but she's got massive tits .

  • Lakhi Bhangra
    Lakhi Bhangra 11 hours ago

    The whole problem is humans and human population explosion. If we don't control the population we will be culled in thousands..even a fool knows the problem is humans and human population..stop these unnecessary discussions..

  • Lakhi Bhangra
    Lakhi Bhangra 11 hours ago

    It's simple..either reduce the human population explosion or perish..the earth can only support a certain amount of humans. Stop breeding like rabbits..humans need to be culled..

  • Rumple Stiltskin
    Rumple Stiltskin 13 hours ago

    0:34 what is he looking at??? 😳😳😳

  • Channel 2
    Channel 2 Day ago

    TO BBC WORLDWIDE. I suggest you make a docu or film about Gideon Francis who is claiming to be one of 3 modern Wise Men who interprets asteroid Apophis as modern star of Bethlehem. Search youtube STAR OF BETHLEHEM 2029

  • Deepak Verma
    Deepak Verma Day ago

    Not only Jordan the whole world is facing the water crices up coming 10 to 20 year the end was being

  • Anas Ibn dawood
    Anas Ibn dawood Day ago

    That’s not true stop lying. The Middle East received the most rain in the last two years

  • zafar Ikbal
    zafar Ikbal Day ago +1

    As per prophet mohammads prophecy jews will it up all in that region

    AWADH KUMAR 2 days ago

    Only trees can save the world ,so plant more and more

  • S Nelson
    S Nelson 2 days ago

    Israel can make water from air.

  • Mc Water
    Mc Water 2 days ago

    But theres an ocean doe

  • Rhegh Dela cruz
    Rhegh Dela cruz 2 days ago

    Time will come our mother nature will be the collector of our distructive environment

  • ijan k
    ijan k 2 days ago

    Dajjal will come soon

  • Abishek alwin
    Abishek alwin 2 days ago

    Come to India we will supply little water to your agricultural land

  • Yaser Yakub
    Yaser Yakub 2 days ago

    Malhama is near

  • Osman Osman
    Osman Osman 3 days ago

    ما شاء الله

  • Shabbir Soman
    Shabbir Soman 3 days ago +4

    Slowly whole world is heading to water scarcity, faster or slower.

    • Louie Claus
      Louie Claus Day ago

      Not really, here in the Philippines, we receive a lot of water than usual.
      Even now that we have El Niño phenomenon, we still have a lot water.

  • Kuya Dhust
    Kuya Dhust 3 days ago

    do what singapore does, recyclye all water

  • Nena Ami
    Nena Ami 3 days ago +1

    I have one friend from Jordan and I am worried about him.

  • rosemary marsh
    rosemary marsh 4 days ago

    Amen Water is very Precious and it is more valuable than Oil Gold or Silver.How Many People stop and think this? Never take water for granted.

  • Mupenzi Robzy
    Mupenzi Robzy 4 days ago +3

    Thats why africa is more than gold, every where is clean water

  • Ali Ahmed
    Ali Ahmed 6 days ago

    ♥ 😘 From Pakistan to our beloved brother Jordan 🇯🇴

  • paras ujjainia
    paras ujjainia 6 days ago

    Breed like rabbits and then complain it on climate change.

  • Maria Baleleng
    Maria Baleleng 7 days ago

    All you need is to pray for the rain and have faith

  • rai x
    rai x 7 days ago +5

    what an answer-
    Reporter - "What happens after 50 yrs?"

    Minister of Water - "After 50 years, we will go to the DEEP aquifer" 😂

    • rai x
      rai x 2 days ago

      @suhi sufi yep

    • suhi sufi
      suhi sufi 3 days ago +1

      rai x and then 2:33

  • Charles
    Charles 8 days ago

    Maybe global population (birth) control is needed. The more people there are the more water is consumed. Just thinking out loud.

  • matan8s
    matan8s 8 days ago +2

    Thank you BBC for mentioning that Jordan receives millions cobs of water each year (free) from Israeli desalination facilities. In fact, without Israel, Jordan has not had drinking water since 2016.

    • FlashRedux
      FlashRedux 8 days ago

      Israel is an invader so they have no right to Palestinian land, hopefully the international community recognizes thus and kicks them back to europe where they belong.

  • Empress Atheism
    Empress Atheism 8 days ago

    Jesus will take care of it lol

  • Nguyên Hoàng
    Nguyên Hoàng 9 days ago +2

    Jordan is like the driest country on earth, alongside Israel and Palestine.

  • Deinidakahi Shadap
    Deinidakahi Shadap 9 days ago

    Huu ma bin pho dei iap cheitu bew liah

  • yaris
    yaris 9 days ago

    now... lets water wars begin

  • Karthik
    Karthik 10 days ago

    After Deep aquifers, we die. :) . Grow Forests Idiots.

  • casey jason
    casey jason 11 days ago

    They should just invite CHINESE To do something about it
    China has turned its desert into LUSH GREEN FARMING LAND FOR ONLY 10 yrs and they are still continuing
    What is wrong with JORDAN?do something damn it

  • British Patriot
    British Patriot 11 days ago

    Not another country the west has too bail out

  • sanjida jin
    sanjida jin 11 days ago

    We have lot of water
    U can take some

  • mami 9638 KIAMAT mendekat

    Near the end of the day.... Keep istighfar

  • Wirda Hsb
    Wirda Hsb 12 days ago

    Same like Indonesia less water no raining this year.

    • Takumi 99
      Takumi 99 11 days ago

      Alhamdulillah sekarang sudah mulai hujan

  • Rishi Sharma
    Rishi Sharma 14 days ago

    I think we are all going to die
    Or going to build underground shelter

  • petra bach
    petra bach 14 days ago

    Keep Israel out of Jordan

  • petra bach
    petra bach 14 days ago

    Its Israel robbed Jordan's water for own benefit's not even the Palestinians god any of it sham sham sham ,nethanyahu needs to pay for it
    Then stop giving water to Israel where it is not fairly distributed

  • AIM ben mm
    AIM ben mm 15 days ago

    Sorry bbc on TV on صوت

  • AIM ben mm
    AIM ben mm 15 days ago

    بقي ٦٠ سنة وينتهي كل شي يوم الحساب

  • brebreboo lardoo
    brebreboo lardoo 15 days ago

    The Scenery is beautiful.

  • Razib Chakraborty
    Razib Chakraborty 15 days ago

    Just consequences. .

  • Pam Ward
    Pam Ward 16 days ago

    Yes.the climate is changing because of disobedience to GOD. The heavens are moving ,and the destroyer is on its fly by.the world will crack and wobble. It will get worse beyond imagination! Best stock up and repeat to jesus

  • Ian Boughey
    Ian Boughey 16 days ago

    We need a world ban on large families after 3 children you pay large sums of tax for each child if you have 4 prison

  • plainbob V.2 boo
    plainbob V.2 boo 16 days ago +2

    Climate change HORSESHIT!

  • daybot
    daybot 16 days ago +1

    Minister : we will utilise the aquifers till it dries up for 50yrs
    Minister : and after that we go for more deeper aquifers
    *Kids on Jordon* :. ---___---

  • Phill Emmanuel
    Phill Emmanuel 16 days ago

    Being a landlocked country does not help either

  • Christopher Heflide
    Christopher Heflide 16 days ago

    Yordan lacking water?

  • G. Martinez916
    G. Martinez916 17 days ago

    They should spray monsanto in the sky, then it will rain

  • G. Martinez916
    G. Martinez916 17 days ago

    They should try putting chemtrails in the sky, then it wont be so hot

  • ardin salim
    ardin salim 17 days ago

    once known as the fertile plain

  • CarmineFragione
    CarmineFragione 17 days ago

    This was happening for 9000 years. The People there have not applied their science and technology to find new water sources , while Israel was building desalination plants. Jordan ought to make a peace with Israel and build the infrastructure to provide water to bring prosperity to the whole land and all the people. But instead they wasted their wealth on making war.

  • harry b
    harry b 17 days ago

    Jordan, Yemen, Bolivia, Lake fn Meade.

  • k
    k 17 days ago

    dw global warming will sort this out

  • meera mashelkar
    meera mashelkar 17 days ago

    oh god please save us

  • God s Soldier
    God s Soldier 17 days ago

    Drink coca cola..

  • Roy Marable
    Roy Marable 17 days ago

    ???? Is Dead Sea dropping a meter a year. Because of climate change?? Or because the Jordan River is drying out, because the people upstream is pumping all of the water out?
    Both answers can’t be correct. One is true and the other is fake news.