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Dead Sea to be topped up by Red Sea water

Water levels in the Dead Sea are falling sharply and farms and businesses along its shore are suffering.

Lying in Jordan's Rift Valley, it is the world's saltiest sea and authorities have come up with an ambitious plan to pump water - through a pipeline from the Red Sea - to top it up.

But as always with water in the Middle East, it is a contentious issue, as Ben Thompson reports.

  • 09 Oct 2010