The environment protection minister of Israel, Tamar Zandberg, shared that they have signed a historic agreement with the Ministry of Environment of Jordan to restore the Jordan River on Thursday, 17 November.
Zandberg further stated that this is the first environmental treaty signed since the peace agreement between the two nations. The agreed consent between Israel and Jordan is a highly critical project in terms of restorations and godspeed of the sacred river. as per the reports.
חתמתי כעת על הסכם היסטורי עם ירדן לשיקום נהר הירדן. זהו ההסכם הסביבתי הראשון מאז הסכם השלום, והסכם קריטי לשיקומו ושגשוגו של הנהר בעל חשיבות דתית, תרבותית ואקולוגית באזורנו pic.twitter.com/xJT21vqQ65
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”The holy river holds profound importance in cultural and ecological terms of the Israel region,”, Zandberg noted. Both ministries came to sign this treaty with the purpose of complete restoration of the Jordan River.
Zandberg also shared a photograph of the event during the agreement signing on her official social media handle. Moreover, ”the Jordan River restoration requires deep work and improvement to maintain its rich historical heritage and ecological value considered sacred for three religions,”. she stated. The joint signing is focused on maintaining the relationship between man and nature.
Climate change and a polluted environment have been global issues to tackle. The Environmental Protection Ministry of Israel addressed the problem, starting with rebuilding the Jordan River accompanied by the Ministry of Environment Jordan.
The Jordan river runs south of the Sea of Galilee and has been exploited by the water diversion for agriculture, development, and pollution. At last, very few amounts of water reach the Dead Sea to the south. The river’s water is now inadequate and has become undrinkable due to water pollution.
Both participating nations in the environmental treaty will solve the diversion issues by distributing only the required amount of water for agriculture. The ministries could restrict the significant reasons behind the exploitation and overuse to save the river from pollution.
It has been considered that the significant reasons behind the drying of the Jordan river are the regional population growth and climate change around the area. Such primary reasons end up using the river water to an extinct amount.
The environmental ministries could also adopt advanced techniques and solutions regarding the better flow of the running water to prevent the river from drying up.
The agreement between both nations could be proved as the turnaround of the Jordan river as it would be handled appropriately in the future.