Preface. I. Goldin. Introduction; C. Lipchin, D. Sandler. I: Water Under Fire: An International Challenge. A Long-term View of Water and Security: International Waters, National Issues and Regional Tensions; A. Wolf.- Investigating Incentives to Exaggerate the Risks of Water Wars; D. Katz.- 2.Water Governance for Sustainability in the Jordan River-Dead Sea Basin: Perspectives from Jordan and the Palestinian Authority. A Jordanian Socio-Legal Perspective on Water Management in the Jordan River-Dead Sea Basin; M. Haddadin.- Managing Jordan's Water Budget: Providing for Present and Future Needs; S. McIlwaine.- A Palestinian Socio-Legal Perspective on Water Management in the Jordan River-Dead Sea Basin; F. Daibes-Murad.- Managing Palestine's Water Budget: Providing for Present and Future Needs; K. Assaf.- 3. International Cooperation in Areas of Extreme Conditions. Managing Transboundary Waters in Extreme Environments: The Role of International Actors in Africa; M. Giordano & J.Lautze.- Transboundary Water Management in the Euphrates-Tigris Basin: Dynamics of Regional Cooperation, Sustainability and Governance; I. Mazlum.- How Investment in Wastewater Infrastructure Has Improved Water Quality Along the US-Mexico Border; D. Eaton and M. Dulay.- 4. Alternatives to Saving the Dead Sea: Opportunities and Risks. Working within the International Community. Saving the Dead Sea: The Mediterranean-Dead Sea Option; A. Israeli et al.- The Future of the Dead Sea: Is the Red Sea-Dead Sea Conduit the Right Solution?; E. Raz.- Greening the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project; D. Hoffman.- The "Peace Canal on the Golan" Proposal: Benefits and Risks to Regional Water Cooperation in the Middle East; B. Wachtel and A. Liel.- Socio-economic Perspectives. Using Stakeholder Engagement and Visualization and to Aid Decision-Making about Water Use in the Middle East; J. Fink and P. Gober.- An Economic Assessment of Dead Sea Preservation and Restoration; N. Becker and D. Katz.- Constructing an Adaptive Regional Vision of Water Development in the Jordan River Basin; E. Abitbol and S. Schoenfeld.