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TOPIC: Red Sea Water Could Save Shrinking Dead Sea

Red Sea Water Could Save Shrinking Dead Sea 09 Dec 2013 19:09 #1

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A deal between Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians could save the sea from drying out but some fear it will damage the ecosystem.



A historic agreement that could save the shrinking Dead Sea is due to be signed by representatives of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians.

The deal will link it by pipeline with the northern end of the Red Sea, potentially halting a process that would see the Dead Sea dried out by 2050.

It is opposed by environmental groups who fear the Red Sea water could change the Dead Sea's fragile ecosystem.

Israel's Energy and Regional Development Minister Silvan Shalom said that under the agreement, water will be drawn from the Gulf of Aqaba at the northern end of the Red Sea.

Some will be desalinated and distributed to Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians, while the rest will be transferred in four pipes to the Dead Sea.

The project will cost an estimated £6bn ($9.97bn), according to the Jerusalem Post.

news.sky.com/story/1179811/red-sea-water-could-save-shrinking-dead-sea
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Red Sea Water Could Save Shrinking Dead Sea 09 Dec 2013 19:59 #2

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How ironic that they can make agreements to try to save the dead sea.
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Red Sea Water Could Save Shrinking Dead Sea 09 Dec 2013 20:01 #3

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I was thinking the same thing, jonb.

But will they agree. :conf: :P
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Red Sea Water Could Save Shrinking Dead Sea 09 Dec 2013 20:07 #4

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They mentioned desalination and drinking water.

Well around 50% of water thats desalinated ends up more concentrated (in salts) brine that must be disposed of somewhere.

So, erm, its convenient to have a nice big sea to put the brine water into ;) :larf:
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Red Sea Water Could Save Shrinking Dead Sea 09 Dec 2013 23:42 #5

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There is so much salt content in the Dead Sea, a person can float on it so I've heard.
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