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"a suitable text for students desiring to gain a wider understanding of the water-development issues in this region."--David Newman,Progress in Human Geography
"excellent study...highly recommended." --Choice
His work is a source of valuable information, perspectives, and insights for students and the concerned general public.
-Arab Studies Journal
Allan (geography, Oriental and African studies, University of London) describes the availability and distribution of water in the Middle East, the region's reliance on imported water, and the possibility of solving the problem of water scarcity at the international (rather than the local, national, or regional) level. He also outlines the reasons economic and environmental imperatives are being ignored, and considers the role of water in international relations and law. The book is distributed by Palgrave. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)