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Water as a symbol: The Israel–Palestine water conflict

Water as a symbol: The Israel–Palestine water conflict
Dan Smith, SIPRI Director and Prof. Itay Fishhendler, Head of the Environmental and Planning Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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SIPRI, Signalistgatan 9, Solna

Water shortages in the Middle East are expected to drastically intensify. Since not all countries in the region can equally address the coming scarcity, this may aggravate existing regional asymmetries and further contribute to conflicts. This is especially the case for Israel and Palestine—countries which have struggled for decades over allocation and access to water.

The event aimed to conceptualise regional water conflicts, review the fundamentals of water disagreements between Israel and Palestine and to identify ways forward.

The event was organized with support from Mistra Geopolitics.

 

Speaker

Prof. Itay Fishhendler, Head of the Environmental and Planning Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Background:

Prof. Itay Fischhendler is a leading scholar on transboundary water institutions and Middle East water issues. His research focuses on environmental conflict resolution, natural resources management and governance and decision-making under conditions of political and environmental uncertainty.

Discussant

Dan Smith, Director of SIPRI

Event contact (SIPRI)