Water Conserving Gardens: A User's Manual. 2004. Jordan: Center for the Study of the Built Environment.
The CSBE project on water conserving landscapes is primarily funded by WEPIA (Water Efficiency and Public Information for Action), a program being implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Irrigation in Jordan, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Academy for Educational Development (AED).
Considering Jordan's scarce water resources, implementing the principles and practices necessary for the creation of water conserving landscapes is of paramount importance. However, such principles and practices are not widespread in Jordan, and this project therefore aims at disseminating and promoting them in the country. Consequently, this project hopefully will contribute to developing, on a wide scale, environmentally and climatically sensitive water saving landscaping solutions that are both creative and attractive, and that can be applied to open areas ranging from small private gardens to public parks.