Supplementary Approaches to Shared Transboundary Water Management

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


The EcoPeace Proposal is considered to be the most attractive way to move Israel, Palestine, and Jordan toward a final status agreement for their shared water resources. However, they are not the only way, and this chapter focuses on four supplemental or alternative ways for dealing with regional water issues: the Mountain Aquifer study shows how the EcoPeace Proposal could be tried first at smaller scale; the Lower Jordan Basin project is an actual example of what can be achieved in a transboundary region that is highly sensitive ecologically but with a large economic potential; the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance (RSDSWC) project is a proposed way of meeting both water and electricity shortages, mainly in Jordan, by conventional means but at massive cost; finally the Water-Energy Nexus is both a modern response to water insecurity and an opportunity for regional integration. The Chapter concludes with a note on the experience of EcoPeace in its presentations before the United Nations Security Council.


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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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