Joshka Wessels knows the Middle East and how the politics of water are so important. The politics of water are becoming global issues. It looks like water may become a trump card in a broader context of regional cooperation.
The Dead Sea has been shrinking a lot in recent years. The more it shrinks, the saltier it becomes. From this link to the Bank Information Center: Red Sea – Dead Sea Water Conduit Project, you will get a much deeper appreciation for the power of water. Another resource – from Extreme Science – has a great description of the Sea.
Since water scarcity is just one of the major problems in the region, this project has an opportunity to achieve several objectives:
- Restore the water level in the Dead Sea;
- Generate hydroelectric power; and perhaps most importantly.
- Boost water supplies to the riparian countries (Jordan, Israel and Palestine) through desalination.
It’s time for the Dead Sea to come back to life and to restore a quality of life that has been declining as water shortages continue to worsen.