Selected Works & Activities
On-site contributor and participant, CNN, “The Wonder List” segment on the Dead Sea and Jordan River, September 2015; aired March 29, 2015.
The Dead Sea, one of the great natural wonders of the world, is drying up. The dense waters, revered for their restorative powers, are dropping at an astonishing rate and some experts fear the iconic Dead Sea and its unique ecosystem could be damaged forever.
The Sea's main tributary, the Jordan River, has been dammed and diverted for decades to feed and water the booming population of the surrounding countries. Everyone agrees it's a looming disaster and that a solution must be found.
CNN’s Bill Weir takes “The Wonder List” to Jordan and Israel to examine the dramatic evidence of the waters' decline, and meets the men and women who are battling to save one of the most fantastical landscapes on earth and fighting to bring a vision of peace and co-operation to a troubled region.