Declaration of Intent signed to improve Jordan River environment, Dead Sea

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AMMAN —  A Declaration of Intent (DoI) was signed between Jordan and Israel on the sidelines of the UN climate summit (COP27) in Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh to rehabilitate and improve the environment and water system of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, according to Jordan News Agency, Petra.  اضافة اعلان

The declaration was signed Thursday by Jordan's Minister of Water and Irrigation, Muhammad Najjar, and Israel's Minister of Environmental Protection, Tamar Zanderberg.

The DoI aims to rehabilitate the Jordan River, whose runoff has decreased to 7% and, as a result, the Dead Sea level has dropped by 3 feet per year. Jordan has worked hard for years to mobilize international support in order to save the Dead Sea, which represents a common human heritage.

The declaration also fits into Jordan's effort to rally international support for addressing climate challenges, restoring the environment, and ensuring the sustainable development of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea.

It also aims to create job opportunities and more water for those living on both sides of the Jordan River, including Palestinians.

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