Panel on water solutions in Middle East gets heated

06.07.2011                      04.Tammus, 5771

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Panel on water solutions in Middle East gets heated

"Water is a basic human right, it should not be used as a weapon against humanity," environmental and water engineer Nader al-Khateeb says.

A panel whose aim was to address “cross-border cooperation in managing water basins” quickly became a political struggle that overpowered participants’ individual ideas toward improving the water situation for the region.
During the International Water Symposium on Tuesday, experts from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority discussed the increasingly dangerous situation the region is facing as water sources deplete, a problem they all agreed could only be solved by cooperation between neighbors, despite political differences….