The Existing Oslo Arrangements

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


Though they were supposed to be only an interim agreement with final status negotiations to be discussed within five years, and though many portions of that agreement have been ignored, the Oslo Agreements have had a lasting effect on recent and current water management in Israel and Palestine, in some cases to their benefit, in others as obstacles. After reviewing the current informal acceptance of Oslo, the chapter goes on to review two of the singular aspects of regional water management: the introduction of large-scale desalination plants in Israel; and the singularly difficult water situation in the Gaza Strip.


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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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