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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...
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...
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...
20 Sep 2016 HANOI, Vietnam
Vietnamese Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has ordered the Environment General Department and local People’s Committee in Thanh Hoa province to investigate the cause of five major fish death incidents in the province’s Nghi Son Island Commune.Nearly 50 tons of farmed fish and 300 kilograms of wild fish were found dead last week...
8 Jun 2016 TEL AVIV, Israel
Opponents of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance project attempted to make their case before the Israeli Knesset’s Science and Technology Committee this week.Critics of the project, who include residents from the project area and environmentalists, have said it is more about cementing ties with Jordan and providing more water for the kingdom than it is about saving the Dead Sea...
12 May 2016 AMMAN, Jordan
Jordan this week signed a technical cooperation agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the French Development Agency (AFD) to carry out studies for the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project.Under the agreement, the two institutions will carry out three studies, including economic and financial analyses and environmental and social impact assessments...
11 May 2016 AQABA, Jordan
Israel and Jordan presented the planned $400 million USD Red Sea-Dead Sea water transfer to potential investors at an international conference in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba on May 9th.The US government has already pledged $100 million USD for the project.On December 1st, Israel and Jordan issued the prequalification tender for the first phase of the project, which is part of the historic $900 million USD water cooperation agreement signed by the two countries in February 2015...
8 Apr 2016 PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia
The Malaysian government has extended a ban on bauxite mining in Pahang state for another three months, in order to clear stockpiles and remove the risk of contamination of the country's rivers, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said on April 8th.The government had issued an initial three-month mining moratorium on January 15th, due to concerns about environmental damage and inadequate regulation of the bauxite industry...
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...