Water Resources and Conflict in the Middle East

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CONTENTS
List of figuresix
List of mapsx
List of tablesxi
Acknowledgementsxiv
Units and conversion factorsxv
INTRODUCTION: PRINCIPLES AND REALITY IN WATER ALLOCATION OF INTERNATIONAL RIVERS 1
Planning and utilization of rivers2
Water utilization in international rivers4
The Middle East and North African setting of international rivers12
1 THE GEOPOLITICS OF THE MONOPOLIZED DIVISION OF THE NILE WATERS 15
General-the international character of the Nile basin15
The climate, hydrology and geomorphology of the Nile basin and their impact on the river's management16
Patterns of utilization of the Nile waters32
The Nile waters: supply and demand51
The social and economic implications of water scarcity73
The legal and geopolitical setting of the Nile basin81
Conclusions: principles of water allocation in the Nile basin95
2 THE GEOPOLITICS OF INEQUALITY: THE TIGRIS-EUPHRATES DRAINAGE BASIN 100
General-the international character of the Euphrates and Tigris drainage basins100
The climate, hydrology and geomorphology of the Tigris and Euphrates and their impact on the river's management102
The patterns of utilization of the Tigris-Euphrates waters116
Supply and demand for Tigris-Euphrates waters123
The social and economic implications of water scarcity in the Tigris-Euphrates basin151

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