Desal worries hover over Red-Dead Sea plan

The signing of a cross-border agreement on transferring water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea is a historic political coup. The desal plant that will drive the project could be a more difficult – and more distant – prospect.

Government planners and developers in Israel and Jordan are struggling to put together a coherent desalination project package, following the signing of an historic trilateral agreement to use desalination brine streams to top up the shrinking Dead Sea.

Earlier this month Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the World Bank to...

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