Identification of Joint Management Structures for Shared Aquifers: A Cooperative Palestinian-Israeli Effort, Volumes 23-415

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World Bank Publications, Jan 1, 1998 - Nature - 28 pages
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Overcoming the scarcity and temporal variance of water availability in semi-arid regions, or the excess of water in temperate regions, often requires cooperation. This paper describes the approach taken by an Israeli-Palestinian team to identify joint management structures for the aquifers shared by these two parties, and some of the lessons learned from the experience of this team.

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