The Red Sea–Dead Sea Canal: Its Origin and the Challenges it Faces

  • Damien ClossonEmail author
  • Herbert Hansen
  • François Halgand
  • Nada Milisavljevic
  • Frédéric Hallot
  • Marc Acheroy
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The purpose of this chapter is to allow uninformed readers to understand the situation in which the Red Sea–Dead Sea canal arose. The water policy in the Middle East is complex and some key elements are provided so that the reader understands (1) why Jordan is currently actively seeking a fresh water source based on the desalination of seawater of the Red Sea, (2) why the Palestinians (West Bank), who have large quantity of freshwater in their ground, are also looking for freshwater from the canal project, (3) why Israel is involved in this project while its water reserves allow it to do without that channel.


Virtual Water Desalination Plant Demand Side Management Desalinate Seawater Palestinian Authority 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Damien Closson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Herbert Hansen
    • 2
  • François Halgand
    • 3
  • Nada Milisavljevic
    • 1
  • Frédéric Hallot
    • 1
  • Marc Acheroy
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Military AcademyBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Zoning Industriel des Hauts SartsHerstalBelgium
  3. 3.Tractebel Engineering S.AGennevilliersFrance

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