Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Peace canal deal for thirsty Middle East

I remember a number of years ago seeing a plan to do this -in fact to go further and flood the dead sea area up to sea level. I'm not sure what that would achieve and I'm pretty sure that it would involve the loss of sites of archaeological interest. This plan looks potentially helpful as part of the peace process since water is likely to be a flashpoint for potential conflict [some would argue that it already is]. Look into the detail of this idea though: in 20-30 years, when the Red sea has retruned to its 'normal' level, what then; how are they going to replace the power and the water?

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Peace canal deal for thirsty Middle East

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