Fanack Water speaks to Professor Elias Salameh of the University of Jordan about possible solutions to Jordan’s water crisis Jordan is confronting growing challenges when it comes to water resources management. Can you put the country’s water crisis in context for our readers? Historically, Jordan is a naturally water-scarce country. It lies in a semi-arid […]
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If the water issue is not urgently addressed, the outlook for the future is catastrophic. Gaza’s growing population needs water and the aquifer can no longer meet demand. It will take decades to reverse the damage to the aquifer, but we must to everything we can to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
The Dead Sea is part of the Jordan Rift Valley (JRV), which extends from Lake Tiberias in the north to the Gulf of Aqaba in the south. The bottom of the Dead Sea is, at 790 metres below sea level (m bsl), the lowest point in this valley and the shoreline, at about 420m bsl, is the lowest land surface on earth.
The catchment of the Dead Sea covers approximately 42,000km2, stretching from southern Lebanon to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt (see map below, the area bordered in white). All rainfall in this area that is not evaporated or extracted for use elsewhere accumulates in the Dead Sea, a low-lying saline lake. Because the catchment of the […]
Program Official Invite List Register for Event On 7 October, Fanack Water welcomes you at the [Peace Palace] in The Hague. The programme runs from 1 until 2. 12.00 registration and short lunch 12.30 welcome by Dr. A.C.A. Dake, founder of Fanack 01.00 opening by Minister xxxx 01.30 keynote speech by HE Dr El-Naser 02.30 […]
Program Official Invite List Register for Event As the most water-scarce region in the world, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region is facing a growing water crisis. Rivers and springs are drying up, deserts are spreading, and people in the region are increasingly struggling to access clean, safe drinking water at affordable prices. […]
Fanack Water provides accessible, well-researched information on the state of water resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region through peer-reviewed country files and special reports, as well as interviews and opinion pieces on latest developments in the water sector of each MENA country.