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Integrated Water Resources Management and Security in the Middle East brings together diverse voices relating to the critical issue of water management in one of the world's most politically volatile areas: the Middle East. The book brings together Palestinian, Israeli, Jordanian and international expert opinions on creating a holistic and comprehensive view of water management challenges and strategies in an area of conflict and resource scarcity.
The book takes security studies to the next level beyond military preparedness to address the security implications of the most fundamental of resources, that of water. Indeed, the book delves deeply into the underlying ideological underpinnings of various water regimes and possible opportunities for new decision-making models and regional cooperation.
This book serves an important place in the scholarly literature on this topic for its breadth of participants and perspectives and its concrete steps forward. It moves the academic discourse beyond pointing fingers and toward constructive solutions and dialogue.
Introduction; E. Pallant et al.- Retelling the Story of Water in the Middle East: Reflections about a Conversation at the Dead Sea; S. Schoenfeld et al.- 1. Section 1 Water Resources in the Middle East.- Fresh Water in the Middle East and North Africa: Soruce of Conflict/Base for Cooperation; D. Brooks.- Water and Security for Israel; S. Netanyahu.- Water and Security for Jordan; S. Talozi; Water and Security for Palestine; A. Gray, J. Hilal.- 2. Section II Policy and Management Options.- Environment and Security in the Middle East: Conceptualizing Environmental, Human and Water Security and Peace; H.G. Brauch.- Hydro-Diplomacy: Opportunities for Learning from an Interregional Process; U. Oswald.- Perspectives on Alternative Water Sources in Europe and the Middle East; P. Jeffrey.- The Role of Legislation in International Agreements to Resolve Water Conflicts; A. Tal.- Gender, Development and Water Management; E. Rathgeber, P. Motzafi-Haller.- Water, Agriculture and Zionism: Exploring the Interface between Policy and Ideology; C. Lipchin.- Trading the Rain: Should the World's Fresh Water Resources be an Internationally Traded Commodity?; J. Braunstein.- 3. Section III Case Studies.- Stream Restoration in Israel and the Palestinian Authority; L. Assaf et al.- Scenarios for a More Sustainable Management in the Dead Sea Basin; R. Orthofer et al.- Creating a Sustainable Future for Palestinians and Israelis; R. Twite.- Analyzing Risk in Complex Environments; I. Linkov et al.- 4. Annex.- List of Participants and Lecturers.-