Middle Eastern Rivers Middle Eastern Rivers: Rivers of Iraq, Rivers of Israel, Rivers of Jordan, Rivers Orivers of Iraq, Rivers of Israel, Rivers of J

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 166 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: Rivers of Iraq, Rivers of Israel, Rivers of Jordan, Rivers of Lebanon, Rivers of Syria, Rivers of the West Bank, Euphrates, Jordan River, Tigris, Orontes River, Shatt al-Arab, Water politics in the Jordan River basin, Banias, Great Zab, Little Zab, Zarqa River, Sajur River, Balikh River, Khabur, Kishon River, Hasbani River, Khabur River, Litani River, Yarkon River, Arnon, Nahal Sorek, Nahal Kziv, Barada, Nahal Poleg, Wadi Fa'rah, Nahal Alexander, Nahal Mishmar, Nahal Tavor, Ayalon River, Nahal Betzet, Nahal Ayun, Nahr al-Kalb, Nahal Amud, Diyala River, Khawr Abd Allah, HaBesor Stream, Nahal Taninim, Yarmouk River, Awali, Hadera Stream, Lakhish River, Pharpar, Jaghjagh River, Belus River, List of rivers of Syria, Quweiq, Nahr al-Kabir al-Janoubi, Afrin River, Alwand River, Dhahab River, Karasu, Khasa River, Tze'elim Stream, Nahr Ibrahim, Ga'aton River, Wadi al-Kheder, Wadi Khanzir, Wadi Avedji, Wadi Radd, Awaj, Wadi Qaramogh, Wadi Khnezir, Beirut River, Tornadotus, Wadi Jarrah. Excerpt: Water politics in the Jordan River basin are the political issues of water within the Jordan River drainage basin, including competing claims and water usage, and issues of riparian rights of surface water along transnational rivers, as well as the availability and usage of ground water. Water resources in the region are scarce, and these issues directly affect the five political subdivisions (Israel, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan) located within and bordering the basin, which were created since the collapse, during World War I, of the former single controlling entity, the Ottoman Empire. Because of the scarcity of water and a unique political context, issues of both supply and usage outside the physical limits of the basin have been included historically. The basin and its water are central issues of both the Arab-Israeli ...

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