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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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Wars Over Water In The Middle East

Via Al Jazeera, an interesting podcast examining the prospects of war over water in the Middle East: We know water as a source of life. But dwindling resources could also be the reason for future wars in the Middle East. This precious commodity is slowly becoming scarce for several reasons. And there are worrying signs […]

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Millions At Risk Of Climate Displacement In Middle East

Via Seed Daily, a report on how millions are at risk of climate displacement in Middle East: Little rainfall, aggressive heatwaves and worsening drought make the Middle East the most water-stressed region in the world, with climate change threatening to displace millions of people. Hussein Abu Saddam, head of the farmers’ syndicate in Egypt which […]

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Forecasting A Hot, Dry MENA Future

Via Nature Middle East, an article on how an innovative monitoring technology is helping the world’s driest region predict and manage the impacts of drought: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the driest region in the world and home to 12 of the world’s most water-scarce countries, with water availability per person roughly […]

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Saving a Water-Stressed Middle East

Via The Cairo Review, a look at how inefficient water management exacerbates water insecurity in the MENA region: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will be the most severely affected by climate change. A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change forecasts that this region will inevitably experience shorter and warmer winters, hotter and drier […]

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