Solutions Attempted or Proposed



Since the official joining of the dispute in 1953, two main lines of solutions have been attempted or proposed to solve the water controversy. The first envisaged the development of the Jordan waters on an integrated basis through multilateral action. This solution required a certain amount of co-operation between the Arab riparian states and Israel. The second solution, still being contemplated, envisions the development of the Jordan River waters unilaterally, each riparian state developing one or more of the tributary components of the river basin over which it has sovereign control.


Arab State Tennessee Valley Authority Unify Plan Jordan System Main Irrigation Canal 
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