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Transboundary Water Issues in Israel, Palestine, and the Jordan River Basin

An Overview

  • David B. Brooks
  • Julie Trottier
  • Giulia Giordano
Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs on Case Studies of Sustainable Development book series (BRIEFSCSSD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. David B. Brooks, Julie Trottier, Giulia Giordano
    Pages 1-10
  3. David B. Brooks, Julie Trottier, Giulia Giordano
    Pages 11-24
  4. David B. Brooks, Julie Trottier, Giulia Giordano
    Pages 25-37
  5. David B. Brooks, Julie Trottier, Giulia Giordano
    Pages 39-62
  6. David B. Brooks, Julie Trottier, Giulia Giordano
    Pages 63-70
  7. David B. Brooks, Julie Trottier, Giulia Giordano
    Pages 71-80
  8. David B. Brooks, Julie Trottier, Giulia Giordano
    Pages 81-85
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 87-101

About this book

Introduction

This book highlights the search for permanent freshwater agreements between Israel, Palestine, and the western portions of Jordan, and underscores the benefits of shared water management among the three countries.  Throughout the book, efforts are made to share transboundary water in ways that are simultaneously physically feasible, ecologically sustainable, and socially equitable.  Thanks to the Peace Treaty between Israel and Jordan, the management of shared water resources has been working well, though future relationships are uncertain at present. However, the current arrangements for Israel and Palestine are, at best, inadequate and, in some cases, counterproductive. In closing, the book argues that trilateral agreements on water can and should be concluded now, before seeking to resolve the full range of issues that remain uncertain in a Final Status Agreement between Israel and Palestine. 

Keywords

Fresh water agreements Shared water management Israel-Jordan peace treaty Trilateral agreements on water Oslo agreement Palestinian agriculture Shared transboundary water New water future Water sources

Authors and affiliations

  • David B. Brooks
    • 1
  • Julie Trottier
    • 2
  • Giulia Giordano
    • 3
  1. 1.University of VictoriaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.ART-Dev, Site Saint-Charle Directrice de Recherche CNRSMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.EcoPeace Middle EastTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0252-1
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-0251-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-0252-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-7830
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-7849
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