Accession Number : ADA252113


Title :   Water and Security in the Jordan Basin


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA


Personal Author(s) : Skrmetti, Peter F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a252113.pdf


Report Date : 11 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 123


Abstract : What is the relationship between scarce international water resources and security in the Jordan River basin and what are its implications for conflict? The importance of the water problem in the Middle East is that in a region already divided by religious, nationalistic, and ethnic strife and already burdened by rapid population growth and limited resources, demand has exceeded supply of the critical resource of water. This could result first in destabilization of specific regimes and then in regional warfare for the control of available water resources. My objective is to use the case study of water related conflict in the Jordan basin to construct a model for examining water related conflicts which can then be applied throughout the Middle East.


Descriptors :   *LIMITED WARFARE , *MIDDLE EAST , *WATER RESOURCES , *WATER SUPPLIES , AGRICULTURE , AQUIFERS , CASE STUDIES , CONFLICT , CONTROL , DAMS , ECONOMIC WARFARE , INTERNATIONAL , ISRAEL , JORDAN , MODELS , POPULATION , REGIONS , RESOURCES , RIVERS , SECURITY , THESES , WARFARE , WATER , WATER FLOW


Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE