hidden
Image Database Export Citations

Menu:

Dealing with Closed Basins: The Case of the Lower Jordan River Basin

Show full item record

Type: Conference Paper
Author: Venot, Jean-Philippe; Molle, François; Courcier, Rémy
Conference: World Water Week
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Conf. Date: August 20-26
Date: 2006
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/5046
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): river basins
water management
urbanization
sustainability
water resources
Abstract: "During the last 50 years, the Lower Jordan river basin experienced a rapid and comprehensive process of development of its rare water resources. This led to its progressive closure: almost no water is left to be mobilized and used while demand, notably in urban areas, keeps increasing. Despite the need to give priority to demand management options to alleviate the Jordanian water crisis, the potential of these options appears limited in the mid-run; the growing demand of the population and the sustaining of agriculture are unlikely to be met without supply augmentation measures which will reopen the basin."

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
WWW_2006_FMolle.pdf 516.9Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following document type(s)

Show full item record