George (Rock) Pring, Donald E Frick
- Rivers — Canals — Natural resources — Sustainable development
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 The Jordan River Basin (‘Basin’) has been an area of conflict at least since biblical times, and a major source of that conflict over the centuries has been water. The river itself is a relatively small international watercourse ( International Watercourses ), even for the arid Middle East, but it is the largest and most important freshwater source in the regions of Israel , Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories comprising the Basin ( Palestine ) . In recent decades, water has been a reason for military actions there ranging from border...