Middle East & North Africa

 

There are 339 items related to Middle East & North Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

Towards a Living Jordan River: An Environmental Flows Report on the Rehabilitation of the Lower Jordan River

Towards a Living Jordan River: An Environmental Flows Report on the Rehabilitation of the Lower Jordan River

Source: Friends of the Earth Middle East, 2010

Author(s): Sarig Gafny, Samer Talozi, Banan Al Sheikh, and Elizabeth Ya'ari

Countries: Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 23/02/2017

 

The Jordan River Rehabilitation Project’s Environmental Flow study is the first of a two part study undertaken by EcoPeace/ Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) to strengthen the knowledge base and enable political decision makers in Israel, Jordan and Palestine to act to rehabilitate the Lower Jordan River (LJR)....

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River out of Eden: Water, Ecology, and the Jordan River in the Jewish Tradition

River out of Eden: Water, Ecology, and the Jordan River in the Jewish Tradition

Source: EcoPeace, Friends of the Earth Middle East, 2014

Author(s): EcoPeace, Friends of the Earth Middle East

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Syria

Topics: Cooperation, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/02/2017

 

We recognize that the Jordan River Valley is a landscape of outstanding ecological and cultural importance. It connects the eco-systems of Africa and Asia, forms a sanctuary for wild plants and animals, and has witnessed some of the most significant advances in human history. The first people ever to leave...

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Using a Novel Climate-Water Conflict Vulnerability Index to Capture Double Exposures in Lake Chad

Using a Novel Climate-Water Conflict Vulnerability Index to Capture Double Exposures in Lake Chad

Source: Regional Environmental Change, 2017

Author(s): Uche T. Okpara, Lindsay C. Stringer, and Andrew J. Dougill

Countries: Chad

Topics: Assessment, Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/02/2017

 

Climate variability is amongst an array of threats facing agricultural livelihoods, with its effects unevenly distributed. With resource conflict being increasingly recognised as one significant outcome of climate variability and change, understanding the underlying drivers that shape differential vulnerabilities in areas that are double-exposed to climate and conflict has great...

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The Nature of Enabling Conditions of Transboundary Water Management: Learning from the Negotiation of the Indus and Jordan Basin Treaties

The Nature of Enabling Conditions of Transboundary Water Management: Learning from the Negotiation of the Indus and Jordan Basin Treaties

Source: Chapter in "Water Diplomacy in Action: Contingent Approaches to Managing Complex Water Problems", 2017

Author(s): Enamul Choudhury

Countries: India, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/02/2017

 

Today we face an incredibly complex array of interconnected water issues that cross multiple boundaries: Is water a property or a human right? How do we prioritize between economic utility and environmental sustainability? Do fish have more rights to water than irrigated grain? Can we reconcile competing cultural and religious...

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Mediation in the Israeli-Palestinian Water Conflict: A Practicioner's View

Mediation in the Israeli-Palestinian Water Conflict: A Practicioner's View

Source: Chapter in "Water Diplomacy in Action: Contingent Approaches to Managing Complex Water Problems", 2017

Author(s): Patrick Huntjens

Countries: Israel, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/02/2017

 

Today we face an incredibly complex array of interconnected water issues that cross multiple boundaries: Is water a property or a human right? How do we prioritize between economic utility and environmental sustainability? Do fish have more rights to water than irrigated grain? Can we reconcile competing cultural and religious...

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Water Security and Sustainable Development for our Common Future: EcoPeace Regional Conference

Water Security and Sustainable Development for our Common Future: EcoPeace Regional Conference

Source: EcoPeace Middle East, 2016

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/02/2017

 

On November 22nd & 23rd, EcoPeace held its Annual Regional Conference on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan. Under the patronage of the Jordanian Minister of Water, the conference brought together over 300 participants including Jordanian and Israeli Ministers, members of the Jordanian Parliament and Israeli Knesset, Palestinian,...

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Community Based Problem Solving on Water Issues: Cross-Border "Priority Initiatives" of the Good Water Neighbors Project

Community Based Problem Solving on Water Issues: Cross-Border "Priority Initiatives" of the Good Water Neighbors Project

Source: EcoPeace Middle East, 2016

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/02/2017

 

Transboundary water cooperation can correlate with regional stability and peace. Engaging cross border communities and utilizing their mutual dependence on shared water resources as a basis for cooperation can lead to common problem solving and peace building among those communities even in the midst of conflict. In 2001, EcoPeace Middle...

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Governance Structures for Transboundary Water Management in the Jordan Basin

Governance Structures for Transboundary Water Management in the Jordan Basin

Source: EcoPeace Middle East and Stockholm International Water Institute, 2015

Author(s): Elizabeth Yaari, Marian Neal, and Zaki Shubber

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 13/02/2017

 

While recent trends towards increasing transboundary water cooperation are demonstrated by a growing number of River Basin Organisations (RBOs) globally, experts point to the variant effectiveness of these organisations to leverage the benefits of multi-lateral cooperation. Some form of regional governance is considered essential to achieve the goal of a...

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Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict

Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict

Source: Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2017

Author(s): Emmy Simmons

Countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 10/02/2017

 

Changes in global weather patterns are now projected to have potentially devastating impacts on agriculture in the coming years and decades. The rising “double burden” of malnutrition already threatens to dampen global progress toward better health. Demographic change—a bulging population of youth in Africa and rapid urbanization—is creating opportunities for...

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Climate Change and its Security Implications

Climate Change and its Security Implications

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Tracey Skillington

Countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

A total of 1.2 billion people worldwide reside in states likely to experience some form of ‘climate-induced political instability’ in the decades ahead (International Alert 2007: 3, 2009: 8, 2015: 1). New patterns of extreme weather conditions such as intense heat waves, prolonged drought, or storm surges are not only...

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