Transboundary Water Cooperation over the Jordan River Basin
Challenges in water cooperation in this region are particularly urgent in the lower part of the Jordan River basin, where there has been a shift in territory and power, closely linked to the management of, and contention over, water. Access to clean and sufficient water is critical in the Middle East, not only for human health, the environment and economic development, but also for establishing stability and sustaining peace.
Five key cooperation action situations that take place within the lower portion of the Jordan River basin are analyzed in this report. The analysis was conducted using the Multi-Track Water Diplomacy Framework as the core of its analysis. These analyses, along with existing proposals for possible future solutions, were used to develop the Zone of Possible Effective Cooperation (ZOPEC) for the lower part of the Jordan River Basin.