The Wild West and the Hydropolitics in the Middle East

Posted in 2002 Papers

The paper discusses water resources in the Middle East region, emphasizing on the Jordan River Basin and the past and present conflicting water plans there. It then discusses the proposed plans to raise the Dead Sea level, Israel's proposed Mediterranean-Dead Sea Canal, and Jordan's proposed Red-Dead Sea Canal, and tries to show which of these two is better. In addition, the paper talks about Lebanon's plans to divert water from the Wazzani River, before moving forward to mention the Palestinian-Israeli water conflict, and water consumption and inequitable distribution of the shared resources.

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