Category Archives: Water management

Prince Hassan writes: Water Cooperation for a Secure World

On November 28th, 2013, HRH Prince Hassan will be officially launching the new Strategic Foresight Group report “Water Cooperation for a Secure World” in Amman, Jordan. The following article is a curtain raiser to the launch and discusses key messages … Continue reading

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Connecting Climate Change to Poverty reduction in Jordan

Climate change is expected to have a detrimental impact upon human development and poverty in Jordan. This will occur by increasing the severity of resource scarcity, which in turn makes access to natural resources more difficult. The poor are expected … Continue reading

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Water is the defining factor for development and peace in the Middle East

Water is an issue of life and death in Arab countries and is THE most limiting factor for sustainable development in this area. The Arab region is among the most water-scarce in the world. Due to increase in population growth … Continue reading

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Who Cares about Climate Change in Jordan?

Batir Wardam Climate change is becoming a major threat to sustainable development. While development can be simply described by a process that enhances people’s opportunities for s better livelihood, climate change is one of the emerging challenging facing the people … Continue reading

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Jordan Wikileaks Cables on Environment, Water and Energy

Wikileaks has just uploaded more than 4,000 new cables originating from the US Embassy in Jordan. Although most of the media concern is about the political content of those cables, there is a considerable number of cables dealing with Jordanian … Continue reading

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Strategic Foresight: Rethinking Middle East Water

The flow of reports and assessments on the water situation in the Middle East will never stop, while the actual water flows in rivers is being diminished. This is becoming a major hot issue that may contribute to more instability … Continue reading

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Measuring economic costs of environmental deterioration in Arab countries

By: Batir Wardam It has became a common conclusion for both environmentalists and “green economists” alike that any breakthrough in commitment to environmental remediation will only be economically feasible when the evidence is conclusive that the cost of remediation is … Continue reading

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