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Source: EcoPeace Middle East, 2016
Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine
Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources
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, Jordanian and Israeli mayors, water and river authorities, municipal staff, local residents from EcoPeace’s "Good Water Neighbors" program, senior diplomats, development agencies and other water experts and academia. Access to water and water security issues was the focus of the first day of discussions, with a special focus on Israeli / Palestinian water issues. The Jordan Valley and river rehabilitation was the focus of the second day and included the participation of transboundary basin commissioners from around the world (U.S., Mexico, Germany, South Africa and Balkan States) who shared their experiences and lessons learned.