May 3-4, 2010 – Bringing the Jordan River Back to Life: Strategies for Rehabilitation Conference

Regional conference on the Jordan River

EcoPeace Middle East held a unique gathering of regional and international experts, local and national government representatives and other stakeholders from Jordan, Israel and Palestine and the international community to highlight the results of two new scientific research reports undertaken by EcoPeace over the past year to identify a regional rehabilitation strategy and opportunities to return fresh water to the Jordan River – released to the public here for the first time.

The event also included declarations of support from leading regional and international “Champions of the Jordan River” as well as calls to action and descriptions of new local and international efforts underway to rehabilitate the Jordan River.

The conference brought together international tourism operators and Jordan Valley Mayors in a joint call to allow new opportunities to flourish alongside a rehabilitated Jordan River.

Read more about the conference on our blog page

Click here for our Jordan River publication page where you can find the full reports.

Click here for the conference agenda.


Click here for our Media Release on the issue

Click here for our Jordan River Press Coverage page, with extensive media coverage of the conference and findings of the reports.

Presentations from the conference:
Sustainable Tourism Concept for the Jordan River Valley by Marion Hammerl, Global Nature Fund
River Jordan: A Vision for Nature and Ecotourism by Julietta Baums, NOMAD Tours
Proposed Jordan River Peace Park, by Alan Plattus, Yale University

Click here for photos from the conference