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Israel: Effective Supply-Side Solutions but is Water Security Still Threatened?

Via Future Directions International, a look at Israel’s water security: Background With two-thirds of the country classed as arid, and the other third semi-arid, Israel has always had to generate creative solutions to ensure that it remains water-secure. Israel has successfully generated surplus water, an effort that is praised by countries facing similar water shortages. […]

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Water: From Thales to Israeli-Palestinian Apartheid

Via The Politic, thoughtful commentary on how an ancient philosopher’s theory brings water politics in Israel and Palestine to the fore: ON A SCORCHING day in Tel Aviv, a child kicks off her flip flops and dives into her family’s private pool. Her mother, watering can in hand, watches her play from across the garden. About one […]

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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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