Water issues in the Middle East
Internet resources about water, scarcity and conflict in the Middle East in general
In an other section, Waternet focuses on the Jordan River basin.
In this section, Waternet offers a selection of interesting information on international water resources in the Middle East on a wider geographical scope: the Euphrates and Tigris basin with Turkey, Syria, Irak and Iran as its riparians, the Nile basin and its involvement of 10 different riparian states from Ethiopia and Central Africa in the south, to Sudan and Egypt in the north, among other cases.
- J. Anthony Allan, Middle East water: local and global issues.
- Aquastat is an information system on water in agriculture and rural development. It produces regional analyses and country profiles on water resources development, with emphasis on irrigation and drainage. For the Near East region, Aquastat presents a general summary with information about climate and population, water resources, water withdrawals, irrigation, and salinization, drainage and environment. A list of tables and several maps illustrate the information. AQUASTAT has been launched by the Land and Water Development Division of FAO. Subscribe on their free electronic newsletter.
- Arid Land Newsletter on conflict resolution and transboundary water resources (fall/winter 1998).
- C. Chesnot, La bataille de l'eau au Proche-Orient, Le Monde Diplomatique, Avril 1994.
- Article by the Turkish president Suleyman Demirel on the importance of transboundary water basin management, published by the Turkish Daily News, 4/9/2004.
- H. Elver, Emerging Water conflict in the Middle East? The Case of the Euphrates and the Tigris Rivers Basin.
- Green Cross International, Averting Water Crisis in Middle-East: Report of the Workshop in Paris on 18 March 1998.
- Krieg um Wasser - die neue Gefahr für den Weltfrieden? in: G°O.de - Geoscience online (German)
- Green Cross International, . Updated project proposal for the Water Forum (21 - 23 March 1999 in Cairo).
- International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Water balances in the Eastern Mediterranean (2000), a book edited by David B. Brooks and Ozay Mehmet, and now available online.
- M. Lowi, Political and Institutional Responses to Transboundary Water Disputes in the Middle East.
- Med - Intelligence: L'eau au Maghreb et au Moyen Orient.
- S. Myllylä, Cairo - A mega-city and its water resources, The third Nordic conference on Middle Eastern Studies: Ethnic encounter and culture change, Joensuu, Finland, 19-22 June 1995.
- The Middle East and African Water Review of the School of Oriental and African Studies’ (SOAS) Water Issues Group.
- K. Pamukcu, Water-related cooperation between Turkey and Israel.
- M. Saleth, A. Dinar, Water Challenge and Institutional Response (A Cross-Country Perspective), World Bank, 1999, 55 p.
- I. Serageldin (Vice President for Special Programs, World Bank) , Moving from Conflict to Cooperation.
- D. Sitton, Development of Limited Water Resources: Historical and Technological Aspects. American-Israeli Cooperative Entreprise, 2001.
- United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library, Water Resources in the Middle East : a bibliography. Last updated February 1999.
- Water-related issues by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- General reflections on water issues by the government of Turkey, within a national and regional context.
- Water: A source of conflict of cooperation in the Middle East?
- Water issues between Turkey, Syria and Iraq.
- The Manavgat water supply project.
- A long list of documents, presentations, speeches, etc. related to waterissues.