The provision and denial of water in Palestine-Israel masks ulterior political motives that seek to replace one population with another. Writer: Mark Zeitoun It will be another meager crop this year for the Palestinian subsistence farmer in the Jordan River Valley. Casting an eye over dusty fields in Fesa’el, he contemplates whether he should [...]
Despite closer cooperation between the Nile Basin countries, tensions over water sharing are likely to increase as population growth, climate change and agricultural development in upstream countries place growing pressure on water resources.
Writers: Francesca de Châtel and Terje Oestigaard
Instead of developing unilateral water and development programs, the countries of the Euphrates-Tigris region should work together to maximize joint benefits and promote fair, balanced and sustainable development policies.
Writer: M. Faisal Rifai
With high-level politicians in Turkey, Syria and Iraq supporting cooperation over the waters of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, relevant institutions on the ground must focus on implementing joint agreements.
Writer: Aysegul Kibaroglu
Experts and politicians in Turkey, Syria and Iraq agree that greater cooperation is needed over the waters of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. But a binding agreement over how water should be allocated and managed remains elusive.
Writer: Francesca de Châtel