Archive for the ‘Lebanon’ Category

Healing Wounds Of Conflict Through Water Diplomacy

Courtesy of IWA’s The Source magazine, a very insightful article on an audacious roadmap for the Jordan River involving a new US$4.6 billion master plan to bring peace, understanding– and treatment plants–to the most contested and politicised waters on earth: In the 1840s, US naval officer William Lynch led three boats down the Jordan River […]

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Israel Concerned Lebanon May Divert Water

Via The Jerusalem Post, an article on Israel’s deliberation of potential responses to the possibility that Lebanon will divert water from the Hatzbani River: The IDF is deliberating responses ahead of the possibility that Lebanon will divert water from the Hatzbani River, a move that Israel has in the past viewed as a casus belli […]

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Blue Peace? Water Scarcity As A Catalyst For Reducing Conflict In The Middle East

Via Terra Daily, an interesting article on a new report suggesting that water scarcity in the Middle East can be the catalyst for reducing, rather than causing, conflict in the volatile region.  As the article notes: “…The report entitled “The Blue Peace: Rethinking Middle East Water,” issued by the Carnegie Middle East Center, suggests that […]

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A Middle East Water Grid?

From The Jerusalem Report, a detailed look at a grandiose plan that would put an end to the acute water shortage plaguing Israel and its neighbors.  As noted in the article, all three parties – Israel, Syria, and Turkey – are reportedly intrigued by the possibilities of the blueprint, based on an ambitious Turkish scheme […]

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Water: A Critical Element to Mideast Peace

As reported by National Geographic, many experts feel that an impending water crisis in the region may bring Israelis and Palestinians together to discuss a wide range of issues.  As the article notes: “…Solving Israel’s desperate water shortage could be a critical step toward peace, and the two parties could forge a water management agreement […]

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A Myriad of Small Leaks May Lead to a Deluge of Water Wars in The Middle East

An interesting article in today’s Arabian Business online edition which emphasized that the Middle East is facing the threat of a ‘water war’ unless Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq address their huge water wastage problems. An industry expert with the specialist water group Metito warned that water leakages in these four countries run at […]

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