- Good Water Neighbors
- Jordan River Rehabilitation
- Protecting Ground Water
- Green Economy Initiatives
- FoEME EcoParks
- Jordan River Peace Park
- Dead Sea
- Red-Dead Conduit
- Climate Change and Water & Energy Nexus
- Mt. Aquifer
- Water and the Peace Process
- Violent conflicts & the Environment
- Water Privatization
- Trade & Environment
- Sustainable Development Strategies
- Gulf of Aqaba / Eilat
- Solar Energy
- Video Library
This booklet aims to provide tour guides with a handbook of useful information so that they can educate tourists in the region to better understand and appreciate the majesty of the Jordan River and its surrounding areas, but also the challenges faced.
It specifically covers sites of religious interest - Christian, Muslim and Jewish - in an effort to teach about the importance of the Jordan River to all the faiths that care deeply about the River. It also explains the impacts that human actions have had on the shared water resources of the region, and how, in sharing the stories of the Jordan River Valley, ancient and modern, tour guides are able to inspire others to care for its protection.
The investment strategy reviews potential sources of public, private, and international financing for a short list of 26 identified priority interventions in Jordan, Palestine and Israel to act as a catalyst for regional cooperation and development of the Jordan Valley. Investment profiles are developed for 8 priority pilot interventions in the field of water, environment and pollution control.
CLICK HERE FOR THE MASTER PLAN (and not under the publication cover photo / eye icon to the right)
127 specific regional and national projects ("interventions") have been identified in the framework of the Master Plan, with a total investment value of 4.58 billion USD until the year 2050.
The interventions are grouped around the strategic planning objectives: Pollution Control, Sustainable Water Management and River Rehabilitation, Sustainable Agriculture, Jordan River Basin Governance, Ecological Rehabilitation, Sustainable Tourism and Cultural Heritage Development, and Urban and Infrastructure Development.
This Jordanian National Master Plan for the Jordan River Valley describes the current land and water related issues in the Lower Jordan River Valley, and the projections in the basin for the years 2025 and 2050. It presents the major challenges in the basin towards creating sustainable development conditions, including environmental flows provided through its natural resources; a healthy eco-system; equitable sharing of water resources, including a list of prioritized interventions that will restore the valley‘s environmental and ecological values within a realistic financial and economic framework.
CLICK HERE FOR THE JORDANIAN NATIONAL MASTER PLAN (and not under the publication cover photo / eye icon to the right)
This Master Plan has been developed with full support from the Jordan Valley Authority (JVA).
Click here also for the accompanying "Interventions" document as identified in the Palestinan National Master Plan
Click here for an Arabic version of this publication
Additional resources are available at www.SavetheJordan.com
Click here for a Hebrew version of this publication
Additional resources are available at www.SavetheJordan.com
This Baseline Report issued by Royal HaskoningDHV (RHDHV) in partnership with CORE Associates (Palestine), MASAR (Jordan) and DHVMED (Israel) on behalf of FoEME and its partners provides the first ever attempt to synergize data from Israel, Jordan and Palestine on a wide range of critical areas necessary for sustainable water and integrated management of the Lower Jordan River.
The report covers issues including: geography, land use and infrastructure, water resources and supply, environment and ecology, cultural heritage, and the climate change related impacts on the basin as well as socio-economic issues such as population, agriculture, tourism and industries and water requirements. It also provides an overview of the major stakeholders and their organizations in the basin. Finally its describes how the basin is governed, including the Jordanian, Israeli and Palestinian governance systems, the geo-political context and the international legal and co-operation agreements that have been signed. This baseline report concludes with the major challenges that the people in the basin and their governments are facing, both nationally as well as jointly.
This new environmental flows study provides a first-ever regional study of the Lower Jordan River undertaken by Jordanian, Israeli and Palestinian experts. It identifies the current conditions of the Lower Jordan River and proposes a regional strategy to rehabilitate the historic river.
This study concludes that 400-600 million cubic meters (mcm) of water are needed to rehabilitate the Lower Jordan River. FoEME recommends that Israel allocate 220 mcm, Syria 100 mcm and Jordan 90 mcm of water to meet this rehabilitation goal. In addition, FoEME recommends that Palestine, as a riparian to the river, receive a fair share of the Lower Jordan River's water resources.
Click on the PDF eye icon to the right for the FULL report in English.-->
Click here for the Executive Summary in Hebrew
Click here for the Executive Summary in Arabic
Click here for a power point presentation on the Environment Flows study
This economic study concludes that 517 million cubic meters (mcm) of water can be saved/produced in Israel, an additional 305 mcm in Jordan and 92 mcm in Palestine, at less than the marginal cost of water. In all, nearly a billion cubic meters of water can be saved in the region - part of which, from Israel and Jordan, can be utilized to meet the rehabilitation goal for the Lower Jordan River and to restore Palestinian water rights.
Click here for an Executive Summary of the TDA in English.
This paper outlines best practice approaches for providing environmental flows to regulated river water systems in order to maintain their ecological health. Several case studies are examined that draw on different political contexts and institutional arrangements.
This concept document is not the end product but rather the start of a regional effort to raise awareness, educate and influence decision makers, the media and the public at large as to the current demise of the Lower Jordan River.
TIME correspondent, Andrew Lee Butters writes that "FoEME understands that the road to sustainability, like the road to peace, is going to be a slow, messy human project of community organizing, education and trust-building..." and that FoEME's projects "encourage local leaders to reach out across conflict lines and make contact for the first time with local politicians on the other side... a step toward creating an atmosphere of trust and respect that serves the broader goal of peace."
Click HERE for the article (and not on the icon under the cover photo on the right).
This is a clip from the Encyclopedia, the "Jordan River Project", written by Gidon Bromberg. (Used with permission, originally published in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability (c) Berkshire Publishing Group 2010, and provided here for individual use only and not for redistribution in any form)
It has been produced in Hebrew and Arabic as well.