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Water Scarcity in Palestinian Territories Puts Farming at Risk

Via Circle of Blue, a look at water scarcity in the Palestinian Territories: Water scarcity in occupied Palestinian territories continues to put health and agriculture at risk as conflict over water supplies between Jordan, Israel, and Palestinians flares. Palestinians depend on Israeli-controlled underground water sources and rain, according to The Jerusalem Post, and in order to […]

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Israel / Jordan Water Cooperation

Via Foreign Policy, commentary on how – despite deteriorating relations in recent years – Israel and Jordan should return to a history of cooperation on water resources: The recently announced peace deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain stop short of repairing the political damage inflicted on the region and keep the […]

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Tackling the Trickle: Ensuring Sustainable Water Management in the Arab Region

Via AGU Register, an interesting and detailed look at water scarcity in the Arab region: Abstract Water scarcity in the Arab region is intensifying due to population growth, economic development, and the impacts of climate change. It is manifested in groundwater depletion, freshwater ecosystem degradation, deteriorating water quality, low levels of water storage per capita, […]

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Jordan-Israel Tensions Could be Source of Conflict or Co-operation over Water Resources

Via Future Directions International, a report on water related tensions and opportunities between Jordan and Israel: Israel has met with surprise and concern the announcement that Jordan will not renewthe lease over two areas of land currently administered by Israel. The response from the Israeli Agriculture Minister, Uri Ariel, was especially strong, he threatened that Israel could […]

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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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