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Managing Water for Peace in the Middle East: Alternative Strategies

Table of contents (319 p.)

Masahiro Murakami

United Nations
University Press

The United Nations University, 1995

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1. Introduction

1.1 Background
1.2 Objectives, concepts, and scope
1.3 Organization of the book

2. Review studies on arid-zone hydrology and water-resources development and management

2.1 The arid zone in global atmospheric circulation water resources
2.2 The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
2.3 The Indus River
2.4 The Nile River
2.5 The Jordan River
2.6 The Colorado River
2.7 Non-renewable groundwater development in the Middle East
2.8 Brackish-groundwater reverse-osmosis desalination in Bahrain
2.9 Seawater desalination in the Arabian Gulf countries
2.10 Groundwater-hydro development in Chile and Libya
2.11 Mediterranean-Qattara solar-hydro and pumped-storage development
2.12 Concluding remarks

3. Hydro-powered reverse-osmosis desalination in water-resources development in Kuwait

3.1 Background and objectives
3.2 Potential water resources
3.3 Water-resources development projects
3.4 Experimental seawater reverse-osmosis desalination
3.5 Experimental brackish -ground water reverse -osmosis desalination
3.6 Hydro-powered brackish-groundwater reverse-osmosis desalination: A new proposal
3.7 Development alternatives and a conjunctive-use plan

4. Hydro-powered reverse-osmosis desalination in water-resources planning in Jordan

4.1 Background and objectives
4.2 The water resources of Jordan
4.3 Water-resources development and management
4.4 Non-conventional water-resources development
4.5 Case study on hydro-powered brackish-groundwater desalination by reverse osmosis: A proposal for co-generation in the Disi-Aqaba water supply scheme
4.6 Non-conventional water-resources development in the national water master plan of Jordan

5. Solar-hydro power and pumped-storage co-generation in hydro-powered reverse osmosis desalination in inter-state development of the Jordan River basin

5.1 Background and objectives
5.2 Water resources of Israel
5.3 Water-resources development and management in Israel
5.4 Joint Israel/Palestine/Jordan Mediterranean-Dead Sea conduit development with co-generation
5.5 Integration of development alternatives in an inter-state water master plan
5.6 Techno-political non-conventional water-energy development alternatives in inter-state regional planning for Aqaba
5.7 Techno-political alternatives in Middle East water perspectives

6. Summary of conclusions, and recommendations for further study

6.1 Conclusions
6.2 Recommendations for further study


A Reverse-osmosis desalination
B Physical geography of Jordan and Israel
C Historical review of the political riparian issues in the development of the Jordan River and basin management
D Recommendations for future joint development and management: the Mediterranean-Dead Sea canal and Al-Wuheda dam projects

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