October 18, 2006 – World Water Monitoring Day

World Water Monitoring Day, held for the last 4 years on the 18th of October in 50 countries around the world, aims to raise public awareness as to how local water resources are being managed.

This year, EcoPeace Middle East and the Israel Nature & Parks Authority measured the waters of the Lower Jordan River, submitting the results to the the World Water Monitoring Day Data Base.

As expected, the results were very harsh: oxygen levels in the River’s water are almost half of what they should be, and conductivity is three times higher than the waters of the Sea of Galilee, both pointing to a severe state of pollution of the River.