Innovative Water-Energy SWAP Concept between Israel and Jordan

Author: STEP
Partner Organisations: DI, EWRE, RWC, UGOE

Key Findings

  • A SWAP, i.e. exchange, of desalinated water from Israel for solar energy from Jordan is a viable concept from which both sides benefit
  • The SWAP concept could be realized even without any financial compensation from either side, targeting on a fair exchange with mutual dependencies.
  • The SWAP implementation strategy consists of the production of 400 Mio. m³/a freshwater from large-scale desalination plants North of Haifa, and the transfer to Jordan in exchange for the supply of Electrical Solar Energy by Jordan.

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