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

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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: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5046
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): river basins
water management
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."

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