The Blue Peace: Rethinking Middle East Water

by Ilmas Futehally & team

International Report Highlights

Martin Dahinden, Director General of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation;
Micheline Calmy-Rey, President of Switzerland;
Sundeep Waslekar SFG; during the launch of the Blue Peace report in February 2011, Switzerland

The water crisis in the Middle East can be transformed into an opportunity for a new form of peace – the blue peace where any two countries with access to adequate, clean and sustainable water resources do not feel motivated to engage in a military conflict.

Read the policy recommendations of this international report on long term assessment and policy options for water security in seven countries in the Middle East: Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

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