Water Sources and Water Uses—Now and in the Future

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


Palestine, Jordan, and Israel are among the world’s most water short regions, and, increasingly, issues of water quantity are compounded with rapidly increasing issues of water quality. Though most of the larger rivers and aquifers are shared by at least two of these nations, some are not, and this chapter presents criteria from distinguishing shared and non-shared water, as only the former are subject to international management rules. In addition, special rules are needed for the Jordan River because existing treaties neglect the position of Palestine.


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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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