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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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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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Water and Insecurity In The Levant

Via the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), a look at how the Middle East needs to join together to address common technical, political, and security issues to avoid water-driven instability: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the most water-stressed area in the world. In the Levant sub-region, Jordan, Syria, West Bank/Gaza, […]

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Boiling Over: Water And Security Hot Spots 2016

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, an interesting look at 10 places where water issues could undermine civic stability:   After five years of civil war, the humanitarian crisis in Syria has reached massive proportions: More than 4.6 million people have fled the country as refugees, and at least 7.6 million more are internally displaced within Syria, […]

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