Other major challenges facing municipalities include the treatment and disposal of wastewater, and solid waste management. Among other things, municipalities want to improve the purification of wastewater in the future so that more of it can be reused in agriculture. The recycling of plastic and paper, the collection of recyclable materials and waste avoidance are also important municipal concerns. In addition, Jordanian municipalities wish to use more renewables such as wind and solar. And they would also like to improve education and employment opportunities, especially for women, young people and refugees, and promote social cohesion between locals and refugees.
Because Jordanian municipalities hold the technical expertise of German municipalities in these areas in such high regard, many Jordanian municipalities are very interested in sharing with German partners on these topics and in carrying out joint projects.