Threatened freshwater spring habitats

Other Names:
Endangered oasis habitats
The Azraq Oasis in Jordan is a priceless national resource with immense biological, cultural, and socioeconomic value. Socioeconomic development and rapid population growth drove a rapid acceleration in the pumping of water from Azraq in recent decades. This led to the rapid degradation of the oasis.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
02.08.1999 – 00:00 CEST