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Progressive Development of the Water Resources of Israel and Palestine to Mitigate the Negative Impact of Global Warming

  • Arie S. Issar
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Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 5)

Abstract

For the last three decades, the author has been investigating the impact of climate changes on the hydrological cycle, past, present and future, worldwide, in the Middle East and in particular on the water resources of the Israeli and Palestinian territories.2 These investigations have been based on analyses of the impact of climate change on the hydrological cycle and human settlements, from the time human beings arrived in the Middle East from Africa, to the present. The general conclusion was that warm periods in the past caused droughts and famine. As the present warming process is gaining momentum beyond past records, the impact may surpass that of the past, namely, its negative effects may mean a severe reduction in the water resources of these countries.

Keywords

Water Resource Gross Domestic Product Coastal Plain Middle East Master Plan 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ZIWRBGUBeershebaIsrael
  2. 2.JerusalemIsrael

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