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In Middle East, Rising Temperatures and Climate Cooperation

Via Diplomatic Courier, commentary that – instead of driving tensions and even war between nations – climate change may actually bring nations closer together: In September 2020, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain signed a diplomatic normalization agreement widely known as the Abraham Accords. Afterwards, other Arab countries, such as Sudan and Morocco, started […]

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Israel Refills the Sea of Galilee, Supplying Jordan On The Way

Via Reuters, an article on Israel’s efforts to refill the Sea of Galilee: When the floodgates are open, a torrent of water gushes into a dry river bed and races to the shore of the Sea of Galilee, a biblical lake in northern Israel that was being lost to drought and the growing population around […]

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Jordan Is Running Out of Water, a Grim Glimpse of the Future

Via The New York Times, a report on how this one?small Middle Eastern nation is already one of the driest countries in the world and rising heat, coupled with a growing population, is making things much worse: Residents of Jordan, one of the driest countries in the world, have long been accustomed to a household […]

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Water Scarcity in the Arab World

Via Geopolitical Futures, a report on the Arab World’s water challenges:   Many prosperous ancient civilizations in the Arab world had at least one thing in common: an abundance of water. Today, however, the Arab region in West Asia and North Africa could become the most water-scarce area in the world. Demand is rising, driven […]

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Desalination Could Give The Middle East Water Without Damaging Marine Life ? If Managed Carefully

Via The Conversation, commentary on the role desalination can play in addressing Middle Eastern water scarcity: More than?2 billion people?live in??water stressed??countries. These are territories where more than 25% of the available freshwater resources are withdrawn for human use each year. Desalination – the process of removing salt from seawater – is increasingly being used […]

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Israel and Jordan Agree To Team Up To Save Jordan River

Via AP News, an article on a new agreement between Israel and Jordan to save the Jordan River: Israel and Jordan signed a declaration of intent on Thursday at the U.N. climate conference to conserve and protect their shared Jordan River ? a?sacred waterway?nearly running dry because of climate change, pollution and other threats. The […]

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