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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.
2 Aug 2017 TEL AVIV
It was hailed as a breakthrough, a rare display of regional cooperation, and a positive step that may pave the way for resuscitating talks between Palestinians and Israelis, which have been on hold since 2014. But a recent water agreement, signed under the auspices of US President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy in mid-July, may actually cement Israel's control over water resources in the West Bank, experts say.
14 Jul 2017 TEL AVIV, Israel
Israel and the State of Palestine this week reached agreement around development of the Red-Sea Dead Sea canal project that will include the sale of 33 million cubic liters of water to the Palestine National Authority (PA).The project is part of a larger plan, which includes Jordan, to send water through the pipeline from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea...
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...
25 Oct 2016 AMMAN, Jordan
Jordan and the United States on October 23rd signed four grant agreements totaling $786.8 million USD to support the Red-Dead Canal project and to help the kingdom deal with the Syrian refugee crisis.“This crucial aid comes at a very important and challenging time… The volume of economic aid for this year is even higher than what was originally agreed on previously,” the Jordan Times quoted Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury as saying...