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The Drought Crescent: Water Politics In The Middle East

Via Conde Nest’s Traveler, an interesting report on Jordan which sits at the center of nations competing for scarce water resources amid a controversial plan to tap the Red Sea.  As the article notes, these lands were part of what was once called the Fertile Crescent, where three great rivers—the Nile, the Tigris, and the […]

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Hands on The Tap: China, Israel, and U.S.

Via The Nation, an interesting article positing further that the next resource wars will be fought, not over oil, but over water.  As the article notes: “…Maude Barlow, senior advisor to the United Nations on water issues, wrote that the way in which we view water “will in large part determine whether our future is […]

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A Mideast Peace Canal?

Via Terra Daily, an article on a planned 4.5 billion dollar “Peace Canal” to bring water from the Red Sea to the fast evaporating Dead Sea which could benefit the entire Middle East.  As the report notes: “…I think that all the region will benefit from the project,” Israeli Minister of Infrastructure Binyamin Ben-Eliezer told […]

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Better Red than Dead? Jordan’s Proposed Peace Canal

Via Terra Daily, details on a proposed Jordanian plan to haul water from the Red Sea to replenish the Dead Sea.  As the article notes: “…The 3.5-billion-euro (4.5-billion-dollar) “Peace Canal” is the heart of the government’s vision of slaking thirst in a country that is mostly bone-dry desert and one of the 10 driest places […]

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A Middle East Water Grid?

From The Jerusalem Report, a detailed look at a grandiose plan that would put an end to the acute water shortage plaguing Israel and its neighbors.  As noted in the article, all three parties – Israel, Syria, and Turkey – are reportedly intrigued by the possibilities of the blueprint, based on an ambitious Turkish scheme […]

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Water: A Critical Element to Mideast Peace

As reported by National Geographic, many experts feel that an impending water crisis in the region may bring Israelis and Palestinians together to discuss a wide range of issues.  As the article notes: “…Solving Israel’s desperate water shortage could be a critical step toward peace, and the two parties could forge a water management agreement […]

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