Water in the Middle East: Potential for Conflicts and Prospects for Cooperation / Edition 1

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The book deals with the potential conflicts over shared rivers in the Middle East, and with approaches towards cooperation regarding the Euphrates and Tigris, the Jordan and the Nile Rivers. Far from echoing the warnings about imminent water wars, the book highlights the potential for water savings and for cooperation in many fields inside and outside the water sector. Such creative approaches may foster interdependence, build trust, and create the incentives and conditions for an equitable sharing of international water resources in the Middle East. The text of the International Water Convention is also included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540640295
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 6/19/1998
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 191
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 International Water Law: Regulations for Cooperation and the Discussion of the International Water Convention 11
2 International Water Agreements: A Comparative View 31
3 The Middle East Peace Process: Obstacles to Cooperation over Shared Waters 47
4 Transboundary Externalities and Regional Integration 57
5 Contested Waters: Dividing or Sharing? 71
6 The Jordan River Basin: Prospects for Cooperation Within the Middle East Peace Process? 91
7 Conflicts on the Euphrates: An Analysis of Water and Non-water Issues 113
8 Conflicts over the Nile or Conflicts on the Nile? 137
Annex 151
Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses (21 May 1997) 151
Interim Agreement Between the State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (28 September 1995) 167
Agreement Between the State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the Gaza Strip and the Jericho Area (4 May 1994) 176
Treaty of Peace Between the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (26 October 1994) 177
Agreement Between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Syrian Republic for the Utilization of the Yarmouk River (3 September 1987) 181
Agreement Between the Republic of the Sudan and the United Arab Republic for the Full Utilization of the Nile Waters (8 November 1959) 186
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