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Jordan and Israel to Trade Water in New Venture

Jordanian Prime Minister Abdalla Ensour and his cabinet approved a new plan to trade water with Israel.  In a new Red Sea desalination project expected to cost $1 billion, Jordan will sell part of the resulting water to Israel in exchange for water from the Tiberias reservoir.

Middle East countries are known to face chronic water shortages.

“We will sell Israel water at a rate of JD1 per cubic metre and buy from them at a rate of JD0.3 per cubic metre. This process will save us the effort and cost of conveying water from the south to the northern governorates,” Ensour said, the Jordan Times reported.

According to Jordanian Minister of Water and Irrigation Hazem Nasser, the agreement is legal based on Article 2 of the peace treaty signed with Israel in 1994, and is of “strategic national interest” to Jordan.

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2 Responses to “Jordan and Israel to Trade Water in New Venture”

  1. TomTuna says:

    How good and pleasant for neighbors to dwell in unity.

  2. I wonder why so complicated, Israel has now Natural Gas, this NG can be cracked down to Hydrogen in 2H2 and Carbon in C, by cold plasma microwave reactor, H can be used to a one unit of internal combustion turbines, with the combustion of H + O we get water vapour connecting to a second unito H2O vapour condensations turbines, this two turbines produces electricity and water, the C are a very dry Carbonblack wich is a feedstock of tires, black paints and inks, steel manufacturing, pharma and cosmetic products, graphites, graphenes, etc:, so we have three products from NG, water, electricity and carbon black, I think is less expensive project.

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