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  1. Dead Sea Solutions Monica Enriquez April 16, 2013 Israel: Science and Innovation

  2. Dead Sea Water Levels

  3. Red Sea - Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project 3 Main Objectives Save the Dead Sea from environmental degradation Desalinate water and generate hydro electricity for Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority Serve as a symbol of peace in the Middle East

  4. Consequences: • Red algal blooms and gypsum deposits in the Dead Sea • Soil and ground water contamination due to pipeline leakages • Massive pumping out of the Gulf of Aqaba could harm vulnerable ecosystems • Estimated cost is over 10 billion U.S. dollars

  5. Unity in the Middle East

  6. Sources: Red Sea – Dead Sea Water Conveyance Study Program Draft Final Feasibility Study Report, July 2012 http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTREDSEADEADSEA/Resources/Feasibility_Study_Report_Summary_EN.pdf Red Sea – Dead Sea Water Conveyance Study Environmental and Social Assessment http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTREDSEADEADSEA/Resources/Environmental_and_Social_Assessment_Summary_EN.pdf Water in Israel and Palestine Lecture: Figure 11-Avner Vengosh Lecture with Eli Raz