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Drought Diplomacy Helps Boost Israel-Jordan Ties

Via Terra Daily, an article on the water diplomacy between Israel and Jordan: As scientific warnings of dire climate change-induced drought grow, many in Israel and Jordan cast worried eyes at the river running between them and the critical but limited resources they share. This month the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change showed unequivocally that […]

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The Middle East Is Running Out of Water and Becoming Uninhabitable

Via CNN, a report on how the Middle East is running out of water, and parts of it are becoming uninhabitable: The ferries that once shuttled tourists to and from the little islets in Iran’s Lake Urmia sit rusty, unable to move, on what is rapidly becoming a salt plain. Just two decades ago, Urmia was […]

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Jordan Suffers Summer Of Water Shortages

Via , a report on Jordan’s water scarcity crisis: Jordanians face the country’s worse water shortage in almost a decade due to the combined effect of weak rainfall and water overuse during COVID-19 lockdowns. The arid country had only 60 per cent of the rainfall it usually gets between October 2020 and May 2021, leaving […]

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Drought-Hit Jordan ‘Critical’ As Water Sources Dry Up

Via Terra Daily, a report on Jordan’s water crisis: Ahmad Daoud surveyed his shrivelled tomato plants near the Dead Sea in Jordan, where severe drought in what is already one of the world’s most water-deficient countries is hitting hard. “Look at how the land thirsts,” he said, walking on cracked earth stained with white salt […]

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Jordanians Warned To Expect Summer Water Shortages

Via Al Monitor, a report on Jordan - already one of the world’s most water-stressed countries – which can expect even worse water shortages this summer: Jordanians are being warned by the government to expect a “critical summer” for water due to a poor rainy season that reached little more than half the average annual precipitation, according […]

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Jordan’s Worsening Water Crisis A Warning For The World

Via Eurasia Review, a look at Jordan’s water crisis: Dwindling water supplies and a growing population will halve per capita water use in Jordan by the end of this century. Without intervention, few households in the arid nation will have access to even 40 liters (10.5 gallons) of piped water per person per day. Low-income […]

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