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Water Wars in the Middle East: A Looming Threat

Hussein A. Amery
The Geographical Journal
Vol. 168, No. 4, Water Wars? Geographical Perspectives (Dec., 2002), pp. 313-323
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3451474
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Abstract

This paper explains how hydropolitical dynamics and spatial variables almost triggered a water war between Israel and Lebanon because the latter was building a pump on the Wazzani Spring, a tributary of the Jordan River. The convergence of a regional drought, history of violent confrontations between the two riparians, distrust, varying development needs and territorial disputes almost culminated in a war between these east Mediterranean neighbours. While most international water disputes in the Middle East will be resolved peacefully, some are likely to trigger violent confrontations threatening political stability in the Middle East in the next few decades.

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