Middle East Water Question: Hydropolitics and the Global Economy

Middle East Water Question: Hydropolitics and the Global Economy

by Tony Allan
     
 

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Is there enough water on this planet for a global population that will shortly double its present size? The answer is of great importance for people everywhere, but particularly to the peoples and political leaders of the Middle East and North Africa. In addition to explaining the particular issues of conflict in the region, Tony Allan argues that the answer to

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Is there enough water on this planet for a global population that will shortly double its present size? The answer is of great importance for people everywhere, but particularly to the peoples and political leaders of the Middle East and North Africa. In addition to explaining the particular issues of conflict in the region, Tony Allan argues that the answer to these problems lies at the global rather than local level.

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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

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860648137
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
International Library of Human Geography
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,355,489
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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