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To Save Water, Women in Jordan Learn to Plumb

In Jordan, households receive water once a week. Can women tackle the country's water shortage by learning a new trade?

Publish Date: Topic: Tech + EngineeringTech & EngineeringNova

Many Muslim women are not permitted to be home alone with a male who is not a family member, making it tough to schedule home repairs. Now, in Jordan, billions of gallons of already-scarce water is being lost to leaky pipes. In an effort to take matters into their own hands, many Muslim Jordanian women are learning to do their own plumbing.

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