Global and Regional Perspectives

  • David B. BrooksEmail author
  • Julie Trottier
  • Giulia Giordano
Part of the SpringerBriefs on Case Studies of Sustainable Development book series (BRIEFSCSSD)


This book builds upon the EcoPeace Proposal for a water agreement between Israel and Palestine, together with those parts of the Proposal that involve the western portions of Jordan. Chapter One identifies key aspects of the global and regional setting for the review of current and possible future water management in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. It indicates how such an agreement must reflect the role of water as a flow rather than as a stock, distinguish between water use and water consumption, and recognize the numerous benefits from transboundary water management among the three countries. Thanks to the Annex 2 of the Peace Treaty between Israel and Jordan, joint management of their shared water has been working well, though future relationships are uncertain at present. However, existing arrangements for Israel and Palestine are, at best, inadequate and, in some cases, counterproductive. This Chapter concludes with a description of the organization of the rest of the book.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David B. Brooks
    • 1
    Email author
  • Julie Trottier
    • 2
  • Giulia Giordano
    • 3
  1. 1.University of VictoriaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.ART-Dev, Site Saint-CharleDirectrice de Recherche CNRSMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.EcoPeace Middle EastTel AvivIsrael

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