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Water Resources in the Middle East

Israel-Palestinian Water Issues — From Conflict to Cooperation

  • Hillel Shuval
  • Hassan Dweik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Geopolitical Israeli-Palestinian Water Issues

  3. Trans-boundary Regional Issues: Jordan River and Dead Sea

  4. Water Trade and Water Markets

  5. Water Imports in the Middle East

About this book


In Water Resources in the Middle East: Israel-Palestinian Water Issues - From Conflict to Cooperation leading Palestinian, Israeli and international water experts document the importance of mutual understanding, respect and amity among peoples during a difficult period of stress. This book demonstrates hope, optimism and the belief that people with good will can help contribute to peace and mutual cooperation in solving shared water problems essential for their mutual survival and welfare. The present water crisis facing the Middle East will become even more severe over the next twenty years, unless dealt with energetically and in good time. This situation requires urgent action by the countries of the region, the international community and civil society generally.
This book provides valuable source material for water scientists, engineers, political scientists, specialists in conflict resolution, environmentalists, economists, lawyers, administrators, managers and policy makers interested in understanding, developing, managing and protecting the scarce shared water resources of the Middle East and for the promotion of "Water for Life" for the benefit of all the nations of the region.


Governance Groundwater Israel Israel-Palestinian Water Conflicts Jordan River Basin Middle East Policy Politics Virtual Water development negotiations

Editors and affiliations

  • Hillel Shuval
    • 1
  • Hassan Dweik
    • 2
  1. 1.The Hadassah Academic College Jerusalem IsraelJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and Technology Abu-DisAl-Quds UniversityEast JerusalemPalestine

About the editors

Professor HILLEL SHUVAL is Director of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Hadassah Academic College-Jerusalem and Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He served as initiator and co-chairman of the First and Second Israeli-Palestinian International Conferences on Water held in Zurich in 1992 and Antalya, Turkey, 2004.
Professor HASSAN DWEIK is a Professor of Polymer and Industrial Chemistry at the Al-Quds University in Jerusalem; he served as the co-Chairman of the Second Israeli-Palestinian International Conference on Water in Antalya in 2004. He is Executive Vice President at Al-Quds University. He has published many articles on environmental issues in Palestine, in particular on water pollution and solid waste management.

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