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Water and Insecurity In The Levant

Via the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), a look at how the Middle East needs to join together to address common technical, political, and security issues to avoid water-driven instability: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the most water-stressed area in the world. In the Levant sub-region, Jordan, Syria, West Bank/Gaza, […]

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Boiling Over: Water And Security Hot Spots 2016

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, an interesting look at 10 places where water issues could undermine civic stability:   After five years of civil war, the humanitarian crisis in Syria has reached massive proportions: More than 4.6 million people have fled the country as refugees, and at least 7.6 million more are internally displaced within Syria, […]

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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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