International Waters of the Middle East: From Euphrates-Tigris to Nile - Water Resources Management Series 2

United Nations Environment Programme ; United Nations University ; International Water Resources Association ; Sasakawa Peace Foundation (1994)

This book studies the three major river basins and address the many difficulties faced by countries in this region. While political differences often stand in the way of cooperation between countries, the contributors to this volume believe that discussions on water sharing, by bringing people together, can make a significant contribution to peace in the Middle East. The water crisis which is looming on the horizon will be much more devastating than any oil crisis ever was. Unilateral action will have sub-optimal outcomes, and co-riparian countries must work together on basin-wide management programmes if lasting peace and prosperity in the region are to be achieved.

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