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Hydropolitics: The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Transboundary Regional Water Cooperation - The Case Study of the Good Water Neighbours Project

Kaz, Stephanie LU (2015) STVK12 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority share scarce-water basins on which they rely. Official water agreements in the area have been seen to be insufficient and protection of the common waters is vital to ensure sustainable water use.
Water gives a chance and challenge for cooperation, particularly as the geopolitical situation constitutes an obstacle.
The aim of this study is to examine the role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in transboundary regional water cooperation (TRWC), using the concept of hydropolitics and taking strengths and weaknesses of NGOs and examining them in the context of the case.
This study is based on the Good Water Neighbours Project, established by the NGO EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle... (More)
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority share scarce-water basins on which they rely. Official water agreements in the area have been seen to be insufficient and protection of the common waters is vital to ensure sustainable water use.
Water gives a chance and challenge for cooperation, particularly as the geopolitical situation constitutes an obstacle.
The aim of this study is to examine the role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in transboundary regional water cooperation (TRWC), using the concept of hydropolitics and taking strengths and weaknesses of NGOs and examining them in the context of the case.
This study is based on the Good Water Neighbours Project, established by the NGO EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) to raise awareness of the mutual water problems of Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians. A FoEME’s personnel member was interviewed, telling the stories from inside the organisation.
I found that the role of NGOS in TRWC is not clear cut, precisely since they have strengths and weaknesses. (Less)
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Kaz, Stephanie LU
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STVK12 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Middle East, NGOs, water, transboundary regional water cooperation, hydropolitics
language
English
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7762919
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2015-09-09 17:12:44
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  abstract     = {Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority share scarce-water basins on which they rely. Official water agreements in the area have been seen to be insufficient and protection of the common waters is vital to ensure sustainable water use.
Water gives a chance and challenge for cooperation, particularly as the geopolitical situation constitutes an obstacle.
The aim of this study is to examine the role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in transboundary regional water cooperation (TRWC), using the concept of hydropolitics and taking strengths and weaknesses of NGOs and examining them in the context of the case.
This study is based on the Good Water Neighbours Project, established by the NGO EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) to raise awareness of the mutual water problems of Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians. A FoEME’s personnel member was interviewed, telling the stories from inside the organisation.
I found that the role of NGOS in TRWC is not clear cut, precisely since they have strengths and weaknesses.},
  author       = {Kaz, Stephanie},
  keyword      = {Middle East,NGOs,water,transboundary regional water cooperation,hydropolitics},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hydropolitics: The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Transboundary Regional Water Cooperation - The Case Study of the Good Water Neighbours Project},
  year         = {2015},
}