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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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The Emirates and Israel Partner On Water Research

Via Green Prophet, an article on a new water alliance in the Middle East: A first-of-its-kind agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi on June 1 to launch a joint Israeli-Emirati Water Research Institute. We predicted all these wonderful new water alliances after peace between Israel and the UAE was forged.  The new water research institute is […]

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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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