Ezekiel's Water Project
Ezekiel's Water Project is a vision and information sharing effort for a project that
can provide fresh water for twenty million people in Israel, Jordan, and
Palestine. Additionally it will make possible the production of sea fish in the
Jordan Valley, and provide for irrigation of the desert, along with saving the
Dead Sea. This is not a new vision, but was seen by the Prophet Ezekiel more
than 2500 years ago. The reason that this project will be built is that it is
very practical and necessary for the future peaceful development of the region.
All that is needed is willing action by the involved nations, which include
the USA, Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian people. Presently time and energy is being wasted
on the Red Sea-Dead Sea Conveyance (RSDSC) proposal, which is not competitive in cost and
efficiency with the Ezekiel's Water Project concept.
3 As the man went eastward with a measuring line in his hand, he measured off a thousand
cubits and then led me through water that was ankle-deep. 4 He measured off another thousand
cubits and led me through water that was knee-deep. He measured off another thousand and led
me through water that was up to the waist. 5 He measured off another thousand, but now it was
a river that I could not cross, because the water had risen and was deep enough to swim in-a
river that no one could cross. 6 He asked me, "Son of man, do you see this?"
Then he led me back to the bank of the river. 7 When I arrived there, I saw a great number
of trees on each side of the river. 8 He said to me, "This water flows toward the eastern
region and goes down into the Arabah, where it enters the Sea. When it empties into the Sea,
the water there becomes fresh. 9 Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows.
There will be large numbers of fish, because this water flows there and makes the salt water
fresh; so where the river flows everything will live. 10 Fishermen will stand along the shore;
from En Gedi to En Eglaim there will be places for spreading nets. The fish will be of many
kinds-like the fish of the Great Sea. 11 But the swamps and marshes will not become fresh;
they will be left for salt. 12 Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river.
Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because
the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves
for healing." (NIV)