Accession Number : ADA326807

Title :   The Water Conflict in the Middle East.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : El Sayed Eisa Kandil, Mohamed

PDF Url : ADA326807

Report Date : 15 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The water conflict in the Middle East is reaching a crisis peak. The region suffers from a shortage of water, a high rate of population growth and the absence of a clear criteria for sharing waters within the region. The Arab-Israeli peace process has created the climate for reaching a reasonable solution to water disputes. The United States, with its global leadership and regional influence, has an important role to play to avert Middle East conflict over water. This study discusses the facts bearing on the problem, the main water issues in the Middle East, evaluation of existing and potential water projects, policy options, water and war, criteria for sharing international waters, water and peace, and the United States' role.

Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *MIDDLE EAST, *CONFLICT, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *WATER RESOURCES, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, WARFARE, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, HIGH RATE, LEADERSHIP, PEACETIME, ARABS, WATER, NATURAL RESOURCES, GROWTH(GENERAL), POPULATION, FRESH WATER, GROUND WATER, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), SHARING, CLIMATE, INTERNATIONAL, WATER QUALITY, SHORTAGES, ISRAELIS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Geography
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE