The Role of Fresh Water in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Stephen C. Lonergan and David B. Brooks / x

IDRC / 1995-01-01

ISBN: Out of print / 220 pg.
e-ISBN: 1-55250-097-7

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Watershed describes the water crisis faced by Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories today — a crisis that will have much to do with the design and the success of the current peace proposals.

The authors examine the geopolitics of water in the region, the economic importance, problems of water supply and water quality, and regional conflicts over water. They offer immediate solutions to water problems in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

is a unique examination of water as a source of conflict and as a possible part of the peace process. This book is an invaluable addition to understanding Middle East issues.


Stephen C. Lonergan
is an associate professor of geography at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and director of the University's Centre for Sustainable Regional Development. He is chair ofthe Environmental Security Panel, Canadian Global Change Program.

David B. Brooks
is director of the Environment Program, Environment and Natural Resources Division, IDRC, Ottawa, Canada, and a director of the Ontario Hydro Corporation.​

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