Archive for the ‘Dead Sea’ Category

Amman Faces Water Squeeze

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, a report on water shortages in Amman, home to more than 40 percent of Jordan’s people: In Amman, the arid capital of Jordan, water conservation is so essential to the country’s survival that it has a place in the school curriculum, same as maths and chemistry.   “It’s something that’s […]

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Jordan Water Crisis Worsens as Mideast Tensions Slow Action

Courtesy of The New York Times, an article on Jordan’s water crisis: From a hillside in northern Jordan, the Yarmouk River is barely visible in the steep valley below, reduced from a once important water source to a sluggish trickle overgrown with vegetation. Jordan’s reservoirs are only one-fifth full, a record low, and vital winter […]

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Sharing Water: Israel And Jordan Finalise Agreement For Red Sea-Dead Sea Pipeline

Via Future Directions International, a report on how development of the US$900 million Red Sea-Dead Sea water sharing project is set to go ahead following the finalisation of the Jordan-Israel water supply agreement in February: Background Accessing enough fresh water to cater to rising demand is an ongoing challenge in the Middle East. For Jordan […]

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Better Red than Dead? Jordan’s Proposed Peace Canal

Via Terra Daily, details on a proposed Jordanian plan to haul water from the Red Sea to replenish the Dead Sea.  As the article notes: “…The 3.5-billion-euro (4.5-billion-dollar) “Peace Canal” is the heart of the government’s vision of slaking thirst in a country that is mostly bone-dry desert and one of the 10 driest places […]

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