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19 Feb 2024
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has concluded its water programme in northern Jordan and is handing over its work to local authorities, and it has also shared lessons learned with other actors with longer term presence in the region. Over the past decade, the ICRC has worked to improve access to sufficient domestic water for both Jordanian host communities and Syrian refugees in Jordan’s northern governorates...
7 Dec 2022
On November 17th, In Sharm el Sheikh, Israel and Jordan signed an agreement on the rehabilitation and protection of the River Jordan. The Memorandum of Understanding is a declaration of intent to partner in the protection and restoration of the river, which has been significantly degraded following years of drought and the discharge of sewage...
28 Oct 2022
Miyahuna, the Jordan Water Company, has signed a US$22.6 million grant agreement with USAID to finance national projects aiming to reduce water losses. The deal was signed by Miyahuna Director-General Mohammad Al-Oran and is going to finance projects in the Amman and Zarqa regions to reduce water loss by up to 3...
7 Oct 2022
As the hot, dry summer grows longer, Jordan’s main dams are now at levels below 15% and officials fear the consequences if the wet season is further delayed. Omar Salameh, a spokesperson for the Water Ministry of Jordan, said in a statement to Arab News: “This is unprecedented. Never in the history of Jordan has such a percentage been recorded...
28 Jul 2022 AMMAN, Jordan
Tensions between Palestinians and Israelis are rising and protests have been held against water shortages in the month of July.
27 Jun 2022 AMMAN, Jordan
Desalination capacity at heart of new agreement that doubles Israel's transfer of water to Jordan. Agreement met with optimism.
21 Sep 2021 New York New York
Water scarcity is having a profound impact on children and families, starting with their health and nutrition, also increasingly becoming a driver for conflicts and displacement.
7 Apr 2021 TEL AVIV, Israel
Water Sharing Arrangement Sates Back To 1994 Peace Treaty. Jordan Drought Continues. Natanyahu's Fractious Relationship With King Abdullah.
16 Mar 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland
Issues of women’s participation and gender equality in governance of shared waters have received insufficient attention.
9 Jan 2021 TEL AVIV, Israel
PUBLISHER'S CORRECTION, 13 January:This news article (Water Diplomat and The Water Diplomat) has been corrected to reflect a mis-spelling in the original article of "Metulla", and a misrepresentation of the legal status of the town.Lebanese and Israeli media are reporting a dispute over a border region irrigation project, centring on reservoirs under construction on the Al-Wazzani River on the El-Hamames hill in southern Lebanon, close to the Israeli town of Metulla...