During the 14th International Living Lakes conference that took place between Nov. 19th -24th, 2014 EcoPeace Middle East received a Declaration from Non-Governmental Organizations Supporting the Rehabilitation of the Jordan River.
The event that was organized by Global Nature Fund, a non-profit, private, independent international foundation for the protection of environment and nature, was attended by 350 delegates from 33 countries that developed a common understanding about the need to protect lakes, and discussed approaches to successful management.
During the conference, Ms. Nancy Haddaden, Good Waters Neighbors Manager presented about the Dead Sea and the factors leading to it continuous shrinkage that are directly linked to the deterioration of the Jordan River; a main water source for the Dead Sea.
In addition, Ms. Haddaden received on behalf of the Jordanian, Israeli and Palestinian teams of EcoPeace the Declaration signed by 34 NGOs and delivered by Marion Hammerl, President of GNF and of the Living Lakes Network. During the ceremony, Ms. Haddaden and Dr. Alain Maasri Head of Unit Water and Living Lakes at the Global Nature Fund emphasized the need to support the implementation of the action plan developed by the transboundary Masterplan for the rehabilitation of the Jordan River that can be accomplished through pilot projects, capacity building and knowledge exchange, and also through financial schemes.
Click on the link for the full Declaration
This post is contributed by Samar M. Salma EcoPeace Middle East Media Officer in Collaboration with Ms., Nancy Haddaden and Mr. Alain Maasri from GNF.