ASEZA has adopted a number of policies associated with the control, management and protection of the natural environment.The environmental policy requires preservation and protection of the environment and the sustained development of the Zone’s natural resources.
The water policy requires the protection and management of the groundwater resources to bring down annual abstractions from the various renewable aquifers to a sustainable rate, as well as the development of wastewater management and reuse schemes.
Water conservation is to be enhanced by managing both supply and demand and efficiency of use through the utilization of improved water-saving technologies and management practices, and the modification of current practices through public awareness programs.
The energy conservation policy promotes the provision of adequate energy to consumers at the least possible cost, while attempting to achieve sustainable development of the energy sector and to meeting the needs of socioeconomic development in the Zone.
ASEZA has adopted a stringent discharge policy of “Zero Discharge” to the sea in order to preserve the marine environment through the complete elimination of marine pollution. The Gulf of Aqaba is defined as a ‘special area’ according to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78) signifying that discharges of oil are prohibited from vessels.