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NOVA: Saving The Dead Sea

Airs Wednesday, April 24, 2019n at 9 p.m. & Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV + April 28 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2

Dead Sea beach covered with salt.

Credit: Courtesy of WGBH

Above: Dead Sea beach covered with salt.

Can a daring water engineering project revive the Dead Sea without altering its unique chemistry?

As the Dead Sea shrinks, engineers prepare a daring solution: connect it with the Red Sea by way of a massive desalination plant.

If it works, it could stabilize the legendary lake and ease regional tensions.

But will it put the environment at risk?

NOVA follows this unprecedented endeavor — perhaps the world's largest water chemistry experiment ever — as scientists and engineers race to save the Dead Sea and help bring water to one of the driest regions on Earth.

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As the Dead Sea shrinks, engineers prepare a daring solution: connect it with the Red Sea by way of a massive desalination plant. If it works, it could stabilize the legendary lake and ease regional tensions. But will it put the environment at risk?

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Dead Sea beach covered with salt.

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