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Sustainable Development in the Jordan Valley

Final Report of the Regional NGO Master Plan


  • Identifies specific risks based on the current status of the environmental situation in the Jordan valley by country (Israel, Jordan, and Palestine)

  • Identifies 127 specific regional and national "interventions"(projects) until the year 2050

  • Delivers specific information on each intervention in regards to location, type of intervention, objectives, results and impact, organizational responsibilities, costs and revenues, and implementation period

  • Includes 64 short term interventions that can move forward under prevailing constraints, they would provide a significant boost to the economy of the valley with an injection of half a billion US dollars

  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace (HSHES, volume 13)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xlii
  2. Introduction

    • Jeroen Kool
    Pages 1-4Open Access
  3. The Jordan Valley

    • Jeroen Kool
    Pages 5-60Open Access
  4. Projections and Objectives

    • Jeroen Kool
    Pages 61-69Open Access
  5. Meeting the Strategic Planning Objectives

    • Jeroen Kool
    Pages 71-89Open Access
  6. The Year 2050

    • Jeroen Kool
    Pages 91-107Open Access
  7. Final Conclusions and Recommendations

    • Jeroen Kool
    Pages 109-111Open Access
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 113-239

About this book

This book summarizes the NGO Master Plan that provides a comprehensive program to rehabilitate the Lower Jordan River and its tributaries in Jordan, Israel and Palestine. It is a regional and civil society effort designed to promote the restoration of the valley’s environmental and ecological values within a realistic financial and economic framework. The plan identifies 127 specific regional and national "interventions"(projects) until the year 2050, based on seven strategic planning objectives: pollution control, sustainable water management and river rehabilitation, sustainable agriculture, Jordan River basin governance, ecological rehabilitation, sustainable tourism and cultural heritage development, and urban and infrastructure development. The total investment value is 4.58 billion USD, the plan ranks the interventions and identifies their feasibility in a short, medium and long term investment cycles considering the political environment.


  • Sustainable Economic Development
  • Water Conservation and Management
  • Jordan Valley
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Urban and Infrastructure Development
  • water policy

Authors and Affiliations

  • Royal HaskoningDHV, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

    Jeroen Kool

Bibliographic Information

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Softcover Book USD 59.99
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Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)