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Jordan Case Study

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UNESCO-IHP, PCCP Series Publication, 41 p.


Munther J. Haddadin and Uri Shamir

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Two authors prepared the Jordan case study. Each one has focussed on a particular aspect related on this basin's management. Mr. Munther Haddadin presented in his part the History of the Jordan and Mr. Uri Shamir presented the Negotiation over the Jordan.

THE JORDAN RIVER BASIN, PART I: Water Conflict and Negotiated Resolution

JORDAN RIVER CASE STUDY, PART II: The Negotiations and The Water Agreement Between The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and The State of Israel


Part I

  • Haddadin, M, J. 2001. Diplomacy on the Jordan: International Conflict and Negotiated Resolution. Norwell, Mass., Kluwer Academic.
  • Hays, J. B. 1948. TVA on the Jordan: Proposal for Irrigation and Hydro-Electric Development in Palestine. Washington D.C., Public Affairs Press.
  • Ionedis, M. G. 1937. Report on the Water Resources of Transjordan and their Development. Published on behalf of the Emirate of Transjordan by the Crown Agents for the Colonies. See also M. G. Ionedis (1953) The disputed waters of Jordan, Middle East Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 155.
  • Kally, E. and Fishelson, G. 1993. Water and Peace: Water Resources and the Arab–Israeli Peace Process. Westport, Conn., and London, Praeger.
  • Lowdermilk, W. C. 1944. Palestine: Land of Promise. New York and London: Harper.
  • Lowi, M. 1993. Water and Power: The Politics of a Scarce Resource in the Jordan River Basin. Cambridge, UK, New York, and Melbourne, Australia, Cambridge University Press.
  • Murdoch MacDonald and Partners. 1951. Report on the Proposed Extension of Irrigation in the Jordan Valley. London, U.K.
  • Nimrod, Y. 1965. The Jordan: Angry Waters. New Outlook, Vol. 8, No. 5 (July/August).
  • Naff, T. and Matson, R. C. 1984. Water in the Middle East, Conflict or Cooperation. Boulder, Colo., Westview.
  • Stevens, G. 1965. Jordan River Partition. Hoover Institution Studies, p.17.

Part II

  • Haddadin, M. J. 2002. Diplomacy on the Jordan: International Conflict and Negotiated Resolution. Boston /Dordrecht /London, Kluwer Academic. 535 pp.
  • ——. 2002a. Response to Commentary by Uri Shamir in Natural Resources Forum Vol. 26, No. 1, Natural Resources Forum, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp 254–5.
  • Israel–Jordan Water Agreement (1994) can be found on Prof. Aaron Wolf’s website of international water agreements at: http://terra.geo.orst.ed /users/tfdd
  • Raiffa, H. 1982. The Art and Science of Negotiations. Cambridge, Mass., Belkamp/Harvard University Press.
  • Shamir, U. 1998. Water Agreements Between Israel and Its Neighbors. In: J. Albert, M. Bernhardson, and R. Kenna (eds.) Transformations of Middle Eastern Natural Environments: Legacies and Lessons, pp. 274–96. Bulletin Series, Number 103, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
  • ——. 2002. Commentary on “Diplomacy on the Jordan: International Conflict and Negotiated Resolution.” Natural Resources Forum, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 75–8.
  • Shmueli, D. and Shamir, U. 2001. Application of International Law of Water Quality To Recent Middle East Water Agreements. Water Policy, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 405–23.
  • Wolf, A. 1998. Conflict and Cooperation Along International Waterways. Water Policy, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 251–65.

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 PCCP Jordan Basin case study.pdf

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