“MIDDLE EAST: Environmentalists issue stark warning on River Jordan
Two recent reports by a coalition of Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian environmentalists paint a grim picture of the state of the River Jordan, and urge swift action.
‘If immediate action is not taken the River Jordan will run dry by 2011,’ Baha Afaneh, Jordanian coordinator for the Jordan River Project of Friends of the Earth Middle East (FOEME), said at a conference in Amman on 3-4 May.
According to a FOEME report, the once mighty river is now barely a trickle, fed by saline water and sewage from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority (PA).”
(Quelle: IRIN News.)