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Water Resources in the Middle East: Israel-Palestinian Water Issues - From Conflict to Cooperation

Edited By: Hillel Shuval and Hassan Dweik

454 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | May 2007 | #165965 | ISBN-13: 9783540695080
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This book presents various approaches to the resolution of the severe water resources shortages and issues of the Middle East, with particular emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian water conflicts. The authors include leading Palestinian, Israeli and international water experts who have worked together for a number of years, many in joint research projects and dialogs, aimed at building up mutual understanding and respect, in an effort to help resolve these conflicts and enable the nations of the area to live in peace and cooperation. The studies consider the various geopolitical, environmental, legal, economic and water resources management approaches to improve cooperation and solve the problems arising from conflicting interests.

Aus den Rezensionen: "! Einige der wichtigsten israelischen, palastinensischen und internationalen Wasserexperten zeigen die unterschiedlichen Facetten der Wasserfrage in Israel und Palastina auf und verdeutlichen die Wichtigkeit gegenseitigen Verstandnisses, Respekts und freundschaftlichen Umgangs zwischen zwei Volkern ... Der Grossteil der Beitrage beschaftigt sich mit natur- und wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Aspekten der israelisch-palastinensischen Wasserversorgung, das Buch enthalt ... auch einige politische und volkerrechtliche Beitrage. Es stellt eine gute und umfassende Einfuhrung in das Themenfeld 'Wasser in Nahost' dar ..." (in: ZPol - Zeitschrift fur Politikwissenschaft, Juli 2008)


Part I Geopolitical Israeli - Palestinian Water Issues.- Part II Trans-boundary Regional Issues: Jordan River and Dead Sea.- Part III Water Trade and Water Markets.- Part IV Water Imports in the Middle East.- Part V Water Co-operation and Conflict Resolution.- Part VI International Water Law.- Part VII Water Resource Management.- Part VIII Impact of Climate Change.- Part IX Water and Wastewater Technology in the Middle East.- Index.

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Professor HILLEL SHUVAL is Director of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Hadassah Academic College-Jerusalem and Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He served as initiator and co-chairman of the First and Second Israeli-Palestinian International Conferences on Water held in Zurich in 1992 and Antalya, Turkey, 2004.Professor HASSAN DWEIK is a Professor of Polymer and Industrial Chemistry at the Al-Quds University in Jerusalem; he served as the co-Chairman of the Second Israeli-Palestinian International Conference on Water in Antalya in 2004. He is Executive Vice President at Al-Quds University. He has published many articles on environmental issues in Palestine, in particular on water pollution and solid waste management.

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