Amman, Jordan --- (METERING.COM) --- August 25, 2011 - The Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) is currently implementing an integrated approach for sustainable groundwater management to try to alleviate some of its water problems.

The metering of water supplied by utilities to residential, commercial and industrial users is common in most developed countries. However, it is less common in irrigated agriculture, which is the major water user worldwide. Approximately 63% of the demand is for agriculture and 37% is for municipal and industrial use.

A principal area of focus by WAJ has been an initiative to implement the metering of groundwater pumpage from several thousand irrigation wells in the country. To this end it was important that WAJ manage the technical aspects of water meter procurement, installation, and maintenance for high capacity wells.

This is a tangible example of using water metering to manage, conserve, and measure current water resources. Water metering is an issue that the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) will cover in their participation and endorsement of the Water Meter Middle East Seminar.

Register for Water Meter Middle East, an engaging seminar on efficient use of smart water metering and making informed purchasing decisions, being held in Dubai on October 25, 2011.

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REGISTER ONLINE to participate in the water metering workshop and practical case studies or contact Ayesha Sidar on tel. +27 21 700 3537 or Andre Huddlestone on tel. +27 21 700 3523.