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28 Jan 2019 TEL AVIV
The Red Sea-Dead Sea water project, a planned 200 km canal which would bring water from the Red Sea to a desalination centre in the Dead Sea port of Aqaba, Jordan, has been under consideration since 2013, but stalled by bureaucratic hurdles and diplomatic tensions. Recently, Tel Aviv signalled its willingness to move forward with the project...
8 Sep 2018 TEL AVIV, Israel
Israel’s Water Authority announced at the end of August that, even with an increase in rainfall over previous years, the country can expect the country's 5 year drought to continue.Three threshold lines mark the water status in the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee): the upper red line (208.9 m. below sea level), the lower red line (213...
15 Aug 2018 VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico
More than 25 dead manatees have been discovered in the wetlands of Tabasco, Mexico in the last three months, while fishermen have also reported fish deaths in the Bitzal River.Officials and researchers have not been able to find a singular cause of the animal deaths. Mexico has been a signatory to the international Ramsar Treaty on wetlands conservation since 1986, with Tabasco's "Pantanos de Centla" wetlands, including the Bitzal river, listed as a wetlands area of international importance...
29 May 2018 WASHINGTON, DC
A joint US/German space mission to track the continuous movement of water and other changes in Earth's mass on and beneath the planet's surface launched 22 May.The twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO), a joint NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) mission, lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California...
2 May 2018 CAIRO, Egypt
The Egyptian Government is planning to expand water desalination plants, as well as address villages’ sewage problems, according to Mamdouh Raslan, chairman of the country's Holding Company for Water & Wastewater (HCWW).Raslan said that this plan accommodates Egypt’s population increase, especially in coastal cities, adding that coverage of drinking water in Egypt is about 95 percent (Egypt Today)...
27 Feb 2018 OTTAWA ON
Weather concerns spread across the wheat sector on Monday. Forecasts suggest that there won’t be too much rain in the near future to help support a very thirsty crop with red flag warnings across the Texas Panhandle and parts of Kansas as higher winds and drier forecasts are sparking fears about wildfires...
14 Feb 2018 AMMAN
Jordan is committed to implementing the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project despite repeated Israeli signals that it was withdrawing from the regional scheme, a source said on Sunday. An official warned that Israel's frequently suggested withdrawal from the project and deliberate creation of stumbling blocks to hold the project back can "only hurt regional stability".
14 Nov 2017 TEL AVIV
Israel has reportedly told Jordan that a joint agreement for the construction of a pipeline transferring water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea will not go ahead until Israel is allowed to reopen its embassy in Amman.
22 May 2017 EDE, Netherlands
A report published this week presents the case for improving the condition of the wetlands of Africa’s Sahel as part of a strategy to address human migration and its links to the degradation of land and water resources, poverty, conflict and climate change.The Sahel is the is the ecoclimatic semi-arid zone of transition between the Sahara desert to the North and the “Sudan Region” to the South, stretching between the Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea...
12 Sep 2016 RIYADH
Saudi Arabia produces 18 percent of the world’s desalinated water, according to the annual report issued by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), which runs the country’s 28 desalination plants on the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf coasts. Fifty-five percent of desalination plants are located on the country’s east coast and 45 percent on the west coast and they produce a total of 1...
6 Apr 2016 TEHRAN, Iran
Six major cities in Iran are facing acute water shortages, and water resources are under strain in another 450, Deputy Minister of Energy Sattar Mahmoudi warned last week.In an interview with the Mehr news agency on April 1st, Mahmoudi said Bandar Abbas, Shiraz, Kerman, Mashhad and Hamadan were all in the “red zone” for water scarcity...
17 Jun 2015 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
The American Red Cross, the US government and eight other organizations have launched a new public-private partnership to promote climate change resilience in developing countries.The Climate Services for Resilient Development initiative is starting off with $34 million USD in funding from participating partners...