Water basins in the Middle East

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dc.contributor.author Zgheib, Philippe W.
dc.contributor.editor Khanbilvardi, Reza M. en_US
dc.contributor.editor Gooch, Thomas C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-20T13:31:13Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-20T13:31:13Z
dc.date.copyright 1996 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-03-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7241 en_US
dc.description.abstract In Middle Eastern factional scheming for power, water is viewed as a strategic resource. The distribution of surface waters constitutes the basis for water geopolitics, thus representing the way to national security. In this perspective, the value of water is economic, but also emotional. Water inspires a certain perception of wealth. Unfortunately, water scarcity in most Middle Eastern countries is the central issue of animosity between many of them. Whereas economic benefit/cost analyses are blind to where benefits occur, the political process of water development involves the weighing of benefit distribution. But political decisions often overrun economic considerations, As a result, a project may not be acceptable economically, and still may get implemented. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship American Society of Civil Engineers. Water Resources Planning and Management Division. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship American Water Resources Association en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Society of Civil Engineers en_US
dc.subject Water resources development -- Congresses en_US
dc.subject Water quality management -- Congresses en_US
dc.subject Water resources development -- United States -- Congresses en_US
dc.title Water basins in the Middle East en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201200959 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Management Studies (MNGT) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc xxii, 839 pages : illustrations en_US
dc.publication.place New York, N.Y. en_US
dc.keywords Economic factors en_US
dc.keywords Basins en_US
dc.keywords Water resources en_US
dc.keywords Water shortage en_US
dc.keywords Hydro power en_US
dc.keywords Water supply en_US
dc.keywords Rivers and streams en_US
dc.keywords Political factors en_US
dc.keywords Middle East en_US
dc.keywords Nile River en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Zgheib, P. W. Water Basins in the Middle East. In Optimizing the Resources for Water Management (pp. 130-133). ASCE. en_US
dc.author.email philippe.zgheib@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date April 17-21, 1990 en_US
dc.conference.pages 130-133 en_US
dc.conference.place Fort Worth, Texas en_US
dc.conference.subtitle proceedings of the 17th annual national conference en_US
dc.conference.title Optimizing the resources for water management en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://cedb.asce.org/CEDBsearch/record.jsp?dockey=0065813 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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