Regional water system development in Israel and the middle east

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    Abstract

    Water in the Middle East is an increasingly scarce commodity in relation to the rise in population and the desire for agricultural development. The competition for water is not limited to the respective thirst of the domestic and agricultural sectors, but often transcends international borders. Hence, hydropolitics is not a minor issue in the region but a reality of life. The ever prevailing risk of drought adds further strain on the water system management, which becomes increasingly complex. This paper describes the main features in water resources and water policies in Israel and other countries, as well as their influence in the conflicts suffered in the Middle East.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRegional Water System Management
    Subtitle of host publicationWater Conservation, Water Supply and System Integration
    PublisherCRC Press
    Pages23-43
    Number of pages21
    ISBN (Electronic)9781439833834
    ISBN (Print)9789058093776
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002

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