Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Integrated Water Resources Management in the Middle East, held in Kibbutz Kera, Israel, 6-17 February 2006
This volume 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 collects the opinions of Palestinians, Israelis, Jordanians as well as international experts on creating a holistic and comprehensive view of water management challenges and strategies in the Middle East.
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.-
Presents diverse opinions: Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian
A comprehensive approach to water management in the region
Presents multi-prong solutions including attitudinal shifts, decision-making tools and policy solutions