It’s no secret that the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth and one of the most fascinating ecological phenomena to grace it, is rapidly shrinking.
The waterline is forever retreating from the beaches, and lifeguard huts that were once located right on the water’s edge now stand in the middle of arid land. Eerie salt formations pop up and grow across the turquoise sea, beautiful yet sad signs of continuous water evaporation.
“600 Olympic pools evaporate in the Dead Sea. Every day,” notes Noam Bedein, the founder and director of the Dead Sea Revival Project.
An NGO founded in 2016, the Dead Sea Revival Project aims to influence public opinion and enlist global support for the restoration of the Dead Sea’s water sources and to promote a Middle Eastern alliance for water sustainability.
“Today, 98 percent of the remaining northern Dead Sea is no longer accessible to the public,” Bedein says. “We made it our main mission at the Dead Sea Revival Project to access the wonders of the Dead Sea to the public through innovative ecotourism.”
“We launched a crowdfunding campaign inviting the public to take an active role in creating a new Dead Sea boat experience in the northern part of the sea, educating people about the environmental secrets of the Dead Sea.”
In addition, the organization is planning a photo exhibition at the Dead Sea Art Museum in Arad showcasing the timelapse pairs shown in this article and more to raise awareness for the debilitated state of the Dead Sea. The exhibition is set to take place in April ahead of Earth Day.