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Water in the Middle East: Legal, Political and Commercial Implications

Edited By: JA Allan and Chibli Mallat

358 pages, no illustrations

IB Tauris

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #33028 | ISBN: 1850436452
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Recently the issue of water has become one of the most explosive issues in the modern Middle East. This publication fills a huge gap and brings together an impressive team of experts to examine all aspects of the water question.


Part I - Legal and political perspectives: the International Law Commission and Middle East waters, A. Khasswneh; International watercourses - World Bank experience and policy, R. Krishna; regulating the competitive use of fresh water resources, F. Du Bois; international law of environmental rights - remedies for pollution injury, A. Boyle; customs and the shari'a the rights that attach to water, C. Mallat; petite et grande hydraulique - Moroccan models, M. Zirari Devif; building international water managements institutions - the role of treaties and other legal arrangements, J. Dellapenna; the Nile - constraints and opportunities for basin-wide co-operation, I. Tamrat; water resources in the Middle East - some guiding principles, A. El Morr; Turkey and the River Euphrates - the context within international law, H. Chalabi; the West Bank between Palestine, Israel and Jordan, A. Qasem; law and water in the Gaza Strip, E. Benvenisti. Part 2 Commercial perspectives: the potential role of privatization in the management of water resources in the Middle East, D. Storer; is water an exploitable commercial product?, D. Kinnersley; sources of financing - an analysis of World Bank policies, G. Matthews; opportunities for private sector banks, T. Kassem; political and economic risk assessment for the provider of funds, J. Roberts; engineering and water shortage in the Middle East, T. Evans; water technology and the future, J. Wellbank and J. Keary; sustainable development of water resources in Jordan, Manuel Schiffler; policy options for downstream states, Greg Shapland; water in the Gaza Strip, Yusuf Abu Mailah; striking the right price for water?, J.A. Allan.

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