The Water Conflicts in the Middle East from a Palestinian Perspective

Posted in 1996 Papers

Throughout the Middle East, the natural facts of water supply and the socio-political facts of water control, consumption and demand interplay to form a complex hydropolitical web. The allocation of the region's three major river basins - the Nile, the Euphrates - Tigris and the Jordan - are nascent sources of tension, and potential sources of conflict. The paper discusses the hydro-geopolitical setting in the Middle East, in addition to elements of the Arab-Israeli water dispute. It then talks about water and peace, and gives practical suggestions to solving related problems.

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