Water Wisdom: Preparing the Groundwork for Cooperative and Sustainable Water Management in the Middle East
Alon Tal, Alfred Abed Rabbo
Rutgers University Press, 2010 - Nature - 332 pages
Israel and Palestine are water scarce. As the peace process continues amidst ongoing violence, water remains a political and environmental issue. Water Wisdom is model for those who believe that water conflict can be an opportunity for cooperation rather than violence. Thirty leading Palestinian and Israeli activists, water scientists, politicians, and others met to develop a future vision for the sustainable shared management of water resources. Their work explores the full range of scientific, political, social, and economic issues related to water use in the region; acknowledges areas of continuing controversy; and identifies areas of agreement.
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