Over one hundred practitioners, academics, students, and members of the media came together at the Embassy of Jordan for this lecture and book launch event. Munther J. Haddadin is Jordan's former Minister of Water and editor of the new RFF Press book Water Resources in Jordan: Evolving Policies for Development, the Environment, and Conflict Resolution.
During the 45 minute lecture, Haddadin speaks on Jordan's water resources and history, current conflicts with neighboring countries over the use of water from the various rivers that run through Jordan, and an overview of water conflict in the region, specifically focusing on Israel, Jordan, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Lebanon. He also discusses the economics and political issues involved in the shared use of water among the countries. The information and lessons in this presentation are of interest to people living in the many semi-arid regions of the world, where water supply does not meet the growing demands of the population.
The event is sponsored by the Embassy of Jordan in cooperation with Resources for the Future/RFF Press. Water Resources in Jordan is the first book in RFF Press's new series Issues in Water Resource Policy. The event, in its entirety, is available for viewing via the links below.
Evolving Policies for Development, the Environment, and Conflict Resolution
Munther J. Haddadin