Middle East water issues in the Jordan River Valley
The Great Lakes contain one of the world’s largest shares of fresh water. Its environmental health depends on collaboration between states and countries. The Jordan River is also a shared body of water, requiring collaboration between the Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian governments. Leaders from the Midwest and the Middle East are gathered in Chicago to share knowledge and experience with regards to water resources at the Water After Borders summit at UIC. Mayors from the Midwest and Middle East plan to sign a “Sister Waters“ agreement. We’ll talk about plans to restore the Jordan River and other Middle East water issues with Nader Al-Khateeb, a Palestinian and Yana Abu Taleb, a Jordanian, both with Ecopeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East and with Ran Molcho, chief engineer of the Sea of Galilee Drainage Authority, Israel.
PHOTO: The Jordan River (Dan Zelazo/EcoPeace Middle East)