Aral Sea Proposal

Inspiration for my - proposal - Watching the David Suzuki program on CBC (Nature of Things) called - ARAL SEA: HOSPITAL AT THE END OF THE EARTH - a few years ago about the drying up of the Aral Sea (a man-made disaster).

As well as a - Report from - Doctors Without Borders -

Turning a - sea of despair into a - sea of hope
Heart-break over this man-made, modern-day disaster has driven me to think about how the Aral Sea might be able to be saved, and in that sense serve as a metaphor on our ability to - save the world - and ourselves.
I believe the Aral Sea can be - saved and fully restored - possibly by building a canal from the Caspian Sea to the Aral Sea.
A link already exists between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea and there is talk of improving this link or building a new one.
If a canal can be built between the Caspian and Black Seas, why not between the Caspian and Aral Seas ?
The idea being to improve not only the environment and ecology of the Aral Sea Region but also its economy
I understand some progress has been made to preserve (at least) the northern portion of the Aral Sea by building a dyke between it and the southern part of the sea. But this has sped-up the demise of the southern (larger) part of the sea and it needs to be saved as well.
Along with - saving and restoring - the Aral Sea, many other problems in the area could be solved as well
Helping Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East... the WORLD !
 - The potential for - good - is breathtaking !

Q&A with Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield after returning to earth from the International Space Station in 2013.


Q: Was there anything you saw from space on earth that disturbed you in terms of environmental degradation ?


A: The Aral Sea, is, I think, the most egregious man-made disaster on the surface of the earth.