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Title Water security in the Middle East : essays in scientific and social cooperation / edited by Jean Axelrad Cahan
Published London : Anthem Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (214 pages)
Series Anthem Water Diplomacy Series ; v. 1
Anthem water diplomacy series ; v. 1
Contents Introduction: Water security in the Middle East: a role for the social sciences and humanities -- ch. 1: Cooperation rules: insights on water and conflict from international relations -- ch. 2: Water security in transboundary systems: cooperation in intractable conflicts and the Nile system -- ch. 3: Water-demand management in the Arab Gulf states: implications for political stability -- ch. 4: A watershed-based approach to mitigating transboundary wastewater conflicts between Israel and the Palestinian authority: the Besor-Hebron-Be'er Sheva watershed -- ch. 5: The evolution of Israeli water management: the elusive search for environmental security -- ch. 6: Adapting to climatic variability along international river basins in the Middle East -- ch. 7: Water and politics in the Tigris-Euphrates basic: hope for negative learning? -- ch. 8: The political and cultural dimensions of water diplomacy in the Middle East
Summary Water Security in the Middle East argues that, while conflicts over transboundary water systems in the Middle East do occur, they tend not to be violent nor are they the primary cause of a war in this region. The contributors in this collection of essays place water disputes in larger political, historical and scientific contexts and discuss how the humanities and social sciences contribute towards this understanding. The authors contend that international sharing of scientific and technological advances can significantly increase access to water and improve water quality. While scientific advances can and should increase adaptability to changing environmental conditions, especially climate change, national institutional reform and the strengthening of joint commissions are vital. The contributors indicate ways in which cooperation can move from simple coordination to sophisticated, adaptive and equitable modes of water management
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Subject Water security -- Middle East.
Water-supply -- Political aspects -- Middle East.
Water use -- Middle East.
Form Electronic book
Author Cahan, Jean Axelrad, editor
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