Between Bodies

An agreement being hailed by some as historic was signed this week between Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority. It has to do with one of the great motivations for both war and peace: Water. At heart, it’s a desalination project. Water will be takenĀ  from the Red Sea, pumped through a pipeline to a…

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Briny Abundance

One hallmark of economic growth is abundance of availability, or at least, the demand for availability. This is as true of consumer goods and better jobs as it is for food and better housing. It’s also true for fresh water. The demand for water grew six-fold during the 20th century. Some predictions chart a rise…

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