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International waters of the Middle East : from Euphrates-Tigris to Nile

Author: Asit K Biswas; United Nations University.; International Water Resources Association.; Sasakawa Heiwa Zaidan.; United Nations Environment Programme.
Publisher: Bombay ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Series: Water resources management series, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Effective water management in the Middle East is not only necessary for socio-economic development, it is increasingly becoming a matter of war and peace. This book is based on the papers specially commissioned for the Middle East Water Forum, held in Cairo in February 1993. It covers the three major river basins and addresses the difficulties unique to the region's countries. Topics include the historical  Read more...
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International waters of the Middle East.
Bombay ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)655448500
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Asit K Biswas; United Nations University.; International Water Resources Association.; Sasakawa Heiwa Zaidan.; United Nations Environment Programme.
ISBN: 0195634675 9780195634679 0195635574 9780195635577 0198548621 9780198548621
OCLC Number: 30777570
Notes: Papers presented at the Middle East Water Forum, held in Cairo, Egypt, 7-9, Feb. 1993.
Description: xvii, 221 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Middle east water issues: action and political will / Mostafa Kamal Tolba --
A hydropolitical history of the Nile, Jordan and Euphrates River basins / Aaron T. Wolf --
Problems of international river management: the case of the Euphrates / John Kolars --
Prospects of technical cooperation in the Euphrates-Tigris basin / Özden Bilen --
The Jordan river and the Litani / Masahiro Murakami and Katsumi Musiake --
The Nile basin: lessons from the past / Yahia Abdel Mageed --
Management of international water resources: some recent developments / Asit K. Biswas.
Series Title: Water resources management series, 2.
Responsibility: edited by Asit K. Biswas ; sponsored by United Nations University, International Water Resources Association with the support of Sasakawa Peace Foundation, United Nations Environment Programme.
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The contributors study the three major river basins of the Middle East, and address the difficulties faced by the countries in this arid region. They make practical suggestions for a basin-wide  Read more...

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'This book is a valuable addition to the growing literature on the waters of the Middle East.'Phillip Z. Kirpich, Water Resources Development, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1994

 
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