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Historical Transformations of the Lower Jordan River Basin (in Jordan): Changes in Water Use and Projections (1950-2025)

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Courcier, Rémy; Venot, Jean-Philippe; Molle, François
Date: 2005
Agency: International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Series: Research Report 9
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4632
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): river basins
water resources
water management--policy
land tenure and use
Abstract: "The Lower Jordan river basin (LJRB), defined as a hydrological entity, is a region of prime importance for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: this area includes 83 percent of the total population of Jordan, and most of the main industries in the country, 80 percent of irrigated agriculture, and receives 80 percent of the national water resources. During the last 50 years, because of a demographic boom and generalized economic development, the Jordanian part of the LJRB has experienced an intensive and rapid process of mobilization of its rare water resources. This report presents a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the history of water resources mobilization and uses within the LJRB."

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