Archive for the ‘Jordan’ Category

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 These are territories where more than 25% of the available freshwater resources are withdrawn for human use each year.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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Israel, Jordan, UAE Agree To Swap Solar Energy For Desalinated Water

Via The Times of Israel, a report on a recent deal between Israel, Jordan, and UAE to swap solar energy for desalinated water: Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates signed a renewed memorandum of understanding on Tuesday regarding a UAE-brokered deal signed a year ago to have Jordan provide solar energy to Israel, and Israel channel desalinated […]

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