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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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Is Jordan Planning Major Change In Red Sea-Dead Sea Project?

Via Al Monitor, an article on the Red Sea-Dead Sea water conveyance project: The much-talked-about Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project might be losing its regional components. Two independent sources have told Al-Monitor that this comes as a result of continued Israeli-Jordanian tensions. A source in the lead technical company that is carrying out the […]

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The Parched Tiger: India And Israel Cooperate On Water Management

Via Eurasia Review, a look at cooperation between India and Israel in the water sector: In July 2017, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Israel. This was the first visit of an Indian prime minister to Israel, marking 25 years of diplomatic relations. The visit elevated bilateral relations to a ‘strategic partnership’ between the two […]

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Israel, Palestinian Water Agreement: Glass Half Empty?

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a report on a new water agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Territories: Israel and the Palestinian Authority signed a water-sharing agreement under U.S. mediation. Israel agreed to provide 32 million cubic meters (about 8.5 billion gallons) of water annually to the Palestinian territories. Though the agreement is an advancement […]

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A Global Water Grab

Courtesy of Al Jazeera, a detailed look at issues related to the theft of water resources in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia: Historically the source of many conflicts, water grabbing is the control and theft of water resources by the powerful, often at the expense of local populations and ecosystems. It can result in […]

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The Politics of Water Access Under Occupation: The Palestinian Water Crisis

Via Truth Out, a look at the Palestinian water crisis: Following the Palestinian Authority’s April 26th announcement that it will immediately stop funding the Gaza Strip’s electricity, purchased from Israel, Gaza’s already catastrophic humanitarian situation is poised to worsen. The move is seen by many as a shortsighted attempt by PA President Mahmoud Abbas to exert […]

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