Sunday, June 08, 2008

What worries me about all the building expansion in Jordan

As all these buildings rise high into the air I wonder what good will they be for Jordan? How is the water going to get to these edifices and how will the waste water be taken away in an old antiquated sewerage system??????

In today's New York Times there is an interesting article that starts -

'As California faces one of its worst droughts in two decades, building projects are being curtailed for the first time under state law by the inability of developers to find long-term water supplies.

Water authorities and other government agencies scattered throughout the state, including here in sprawling Riverside County, east of Los Angeles, have begun denying, delaying or challenging authorization for dozens of housing tracts and other developments under a state law that requires a 20-year water supply as a condition for building.'

Recently a 1,500 home development project was stopped with one of the reasons being a failure to provide substantial evidence of an adequate water supply.

We should be doing this in Jordan. We are one of the most water starved countries in the world and yet we are having these ridiculous building projects which seem almost impossible to sustain. Surely all these investments would be better off in industry, agriculture etc rather than building and building and building???? T


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes my friend, you are absolutely right, you know what! We are not allowed to develop anything else besides construction, remember we have a neighbor that will never allow any country to develop in its neighborhood.

Monday, June 09, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree! Yet, I see no way of affecting change

Tuesday, June 10, 2008  
Blogger MommaBean said...

Not to mention investing in the living stones rather than the dead ones...

I agree whole heartedly. In fact, realistic and adequate parking, appropriate roadways, and adequate water should all be requirements. In the US, most cities have zoning laws that require large contructions projects to fund improvements in roadways necessary to make their projects viable. What a conecept!

Thursday, June 12, 2008  

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