The current shortages of water in the areas east and west of the Jordan suggest that the next war in the Middle East could result from disputes between Israel and its Arab neighbors over water, an especially precious resource in those arid lands. This study provides a complete presentation of the Arab-Israeli water resource problem and suggests workable solutions that will benefit both sides. The authors, one an Israeli water planner and the other an economist, outline an objective and realistic approach to a problem frequently misanalyzed and overdramatized. Their work suggests that peace will enable a long term solution to the region's water problem and, conversely, that the solution to the Arab-Israeli water problem can support and secure peace. This work will be of interest to scholars in Middle East studies and politics, environmental and resource management, and international relations and economics.
|Publisher:||Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated|
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About the Author
ELISHA KALLY presently heads the Ben-Ezra Economics and Engineering Consultants office in Israel. He was the head of the long-range planning group of TAHAL, the Israeli water planning agency, from 1964 to 1976. He has also served as a water consultant in Nigeria, South Korea, Nicaragua, Colombia, and Brazil.
GIDEON FISHELSON is Professor of Economics at The Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University. He is also Scientific Coordinator of the Armand Hammer Fund for Economic Cooperation in the Middle East at the University.
Table of Contents
The Region and the Utilization of Water Resources
Water and International Relations
Water Problems of the Nations of the Region
Cooperation in the Utilization of Water Resources
Agreements Concerning Allocation and Utilization of Water
Water Enterprises in an Era of Peace
Water and Peace--A Concluding Note