By Hussein A. Amery,Aaron T. Wolf

Finding "streams within the wasteland" hasn't ever been extra pressing for the peoples of the center East. speedy inhabitants development and a emerging lifestyle are using water call for inexorably upward, whereas the normal offer has now not elevated seeing that Biblical instances. making sure a good and sufficient distribution of water within the sector is extremely important for development an enduring peace one of the international locations of the center East.

Addressing water wishes from a geographical viewpoint, the members to this booklet examine and check the effect of scarce water assets within the Jordan River basin international locations and territories (Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria) as those long-time antagonists paintings towards peace. After geographical and old overviews, the authors envision the future-what the water concerns can be while Israel and Syria start negotiating, the "hydro-security" wishes of every state, and the problems of making plans for uncertainty. with out presenting anyone perfect scheme, they talk about the probabilities for cooperative sharing of water assets, whereas truthfully acknowledging the political constraints which can restrict such initiatives. the ultimate essay speaks to the wishes of the single celebration so not often represented on the negotiating table—the Jordan River itself.

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