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Israel and Jordan Agree To Team Up To Save Jordan River

Via AP News, an article on a new agreement between Israel and Jordan to save the Jordan River: Israel and Jordan signed a declaration of intent on Thursday at the U.N. climate conference to conserve and protect their shared Jordan River — a sacred waterway nearly running dry because of climate change, pollution and other threats. The […]

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Israel, Jordan, UAE Agree To Swap Solar Energy For Desalinated Water

Via The Times of Israel, a report on a recent deal between Israel, Jordan, and UAE to swap solar energy for desalinated water: Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates signed a renewed memorandum of understanding on Tuesday regarding a UAE-brokered deal signed a year ago to have Jordan provide solar energy to Israel, and Israel channel desalinated […]

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Cloud Wars: Mideast Rivalries Rise Along a New Front

Via the New York Times, an article on how – as climate change makes the region hotter and drier – the U.A.E. is leading the effort to squeeze more rain out of the clouds, and other countries are rushing to keep up: Iranian officials have worried for years that other nations have been depriving them […]

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Israel To Top Up Shrinking Sea of Galilee With Desalinated Water

Via Terra Daily, a report on Israel’s plans to top up shrinking Sea of Galilee with desalinated water: Israel, a leader in making seawater drinkable, plans to pump excess output from its desalination plants into the Sea of Galilee, depleted by overuse and threatened by climate change. Irregular rainfall, rising temperatures and intensive pumping have overtaxed […]

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Israel, Jordan to Sign Water-for-Energy Deal

Via The Palestine Chronicle, a report on a water-for-energy agreement signed between Israel and Jordan: A deal between Israel and Jordan that will see an exchange of solar power and freshwater between the two countries is expected to be signed next week, according to Haaretz. The terms of the agreement state that solar energy produced […]

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Jordan and Israel Sign Countries’ ‘Largest Water Sale’ Deal

Via The Algemeiner, a report on a new water agreement between Jordan and Israel: Israel formally agreed Tuesday to double the amount of freshwater it provides to neighbor Jordan, one of the world’s most water-deficient countries. The agreement is proof that “we want good neighborly relations,” said Karine Elharrar, Israel’s infrastructure, energy and water resource […]

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