If you’re discussing businesses that involve trade of water supplies and crops then the answer will definite be, yes! Since the drought causes a shortage in the water supply and the crops which negatively inevitably affect the business itself.

Studies have shown that year after year there are shortages in the supply due to the current dry condition and the prolonged unseasonable high temperatures. Increasing, they’re raising red flags all over the world for global warming, especially to the agricultural officials.

The annual Dams reports have been showing an immense shortage in water supplies compared to the year before. Most of the water in the damps are being pumped to crops and trees to prevent them from dying or being damaged.  

Jordan mainly depends on rain to replace the evaporated water, but will this last or will the continuous droughts take their toll? What backup plan does Jordan have to restore evaporated water when rain permanently disappears?

Since Jordan has no main rivers or other sources of our water, the national water supply is mainly from domestic supplies which is consistently being depleted, there’s nothing to aid in meeting the demand for six million people.

Jordan, typically, witnesses several depressions during ‘Marbaniyeh’ which is the local name for the 40 coldest days of winter. The kingdom usually gets 30% of its long-term annual average water intake during this period; however as of last year the crops remain to be unaffected.

If it starts to affect the crops, of course, businesses that depend on trade in water supplies and crops will be affected. No crops and supplies mean no income and since there’s no income businesses will fail because they will have nothing to sell and trade in.

How can we improve this predicament? Jordanian citizens can start by preserving water waste and keep filtering the used or contaminated water. Secondly, we can reduce water usage by monitoring how we utilize it. Last but not least, we can preserve and keep every raindrop by creating a condensation facility to help us condense the evaporated water which can increase our water intake.

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