- Good Water Neighbors
- Jordan River Rehabilitation
- Protecting Ground Water
- FoEME EcoParks
- Jordan River Peace Park
- Dead Sea
- Red-Dead Conduit
- Climate Change
- 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
As part of this campaign FoEME is launching the Jordan River Covenant - a visionary document which both condemns the degradation of the valley and expresses our vision of a healthy, living river. We are asking faith based leadership, national leaders and members of the public to endorse this document as an expression of their support for the rehabilitation of the Lower Jordan River.
A sourcebook for educators and community leaders of the Christian Tradition
A sourcebook for educators and community leaders of the Muslem Tradition
A sourcebook for educators and community leaders of the Jewish Tradition
The Jordan River has suffered an ecological collapse. This is a briefing for Christian educators and community leaders on what went wrong, why it matters, and how you can help bring life back to the Valley
The Jordan River has suffered an ecological collapse. This is a briefing for Muslim educators and community leaders on what went wrong, why it matters, and how you can help bring life back to the Valley
The Jordan River has suffered an ecological collapse. This is a briefing for Jewish educators and community leaders on what went wrong, why it matters, and how you can help bring life back to the Valley
Released February 2014 – 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.
Click HERE for the report (and not on the icon under the cover photo)
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.