Water Politics

  • Elias Salameh
  • Musa Shteiwi
  • Marwan Al Raggad
Part of the World Water Resources book series (WWR, volume 1)


It is in the overall national interest of the country to achieve/aspire to “sustainable water resources development” which according to the World Commission on Environment and Development (1987) is defined as “the ability to meet the needs of the here and now without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Figure 7.1 illustrates the different degrees of national interest in relation to the water situation expressing the poverty or richness of a country in terms of water resources. The effects of population growth and living standards on the water situation are also illustrated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elias Salameh
    • 1
  • Musa Shteiwi
    • 1
  • Marwan Al Raggad
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Strategic Studies, University of JordanAmmanJordan
  2. 2.Water, Energy and Environment CenterUniversity of JordanAmmanJordan

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