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Historical transformations of the lower Jordan River Basin (in Jordan) changes in water use and projections (1950-2025) by ReМЃmy Courcier

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Published by Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture in Colombo .
Written in English


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StatementRémy Courcier, Jean-Philippe Venot, and François Molle.
SeriesComprehensive assessment research report -- 9
ContributionsVenot, Jean-Philippe., Molle, François., France. Ambassade (Jordan). Mission Régionale Eau Agriculture., International Water Management Institute., Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture (Program)
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 85 p. :
Number of Pages85
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16277929M
ISBN 10929090609
LC Control Number2006454863

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The Lower Jordan river basin (LJRB), defined as a hydrological entity, is a region of prime importance for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: this area includes 83 percent of the total population of Jordan, and most of the main industries in the country, 80 percent of irrigated agriculture, and receives 80 percent of the national water by: Historical Transformations of the Lower Jordan River Basin (in Jordan): Changes in Water Use and Projections (–). Rémy Courcier, Jean-Philippe Venot and François Molle. ISSN ISBN Postal Address: IWMI, (). The lower Jordan River basin is at the heart of historical transformations in the Middle East, due to its central position ‘as a land bridge for animals and humans between Africa and Eurasia; a Levantine corridor, a transit route for large and small migrant groups but also an area pinned between powerful states: Egypt to. Historical Transformations of the LowerJordan River Basin (in Jordan): Changes inWater Use and Projections (–) By Rémy Courcier, Jean-Philippe Venot, François Molle, Lina Suleiman and Aida Jridi. Abstract ISBN: Qc

Historical Transformations of the Lower Jordan River Basin (in Jordan): Changes in Water Use and Projections () Rémy Courcier, Jean-Philippe Venot and François Molle. Chapter 2 (Page no: 20) Squeezed dry: the historical trajectory of the lower Jordan River basin. This chapter recounts the past water resource development in the lower Jordan River basin (LJRB) - defined as the Jordanian part of the Jordan River basin, downstream of Lake Tiberius - and dwells on the specific relationships between water, local culture and national/regional politics. The lower Jordan river basin (see figure) is the most populated and economically active region of the county and is endowed with 80% of its water resources (C ourcier et al., ). Around the year , nearly all available water in the basin was used: this chapter sketches the history of water availability and use in the lower Jordan river.   Historical transformations of the Lower Jordan river basin: Changes in water use and projections (–). Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Research Report 9. International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Historical Transformations of the LowerJordan River Basin (in Jordan): Changes inWater Use and Projections (–) Courcier, Rémy. Venot, Jean-Philippe. Molle, François. Suleiman, Lina. KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies. The Upper Jordan River Basin, north of Lake Tiberias, contributes the vast majority of the water while the Lower Jordan River Basin, which represents 40 percent of the entire Jordan River Basin, makes a much smaller contribution (Venot et al, ). The Table 1 country areas in the Jordan River Basin Basin area countries or territories included.   The Lower Jordan River (LJR, Fig. 1a) runs through the Jordan Dead Sea Rift from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea along an aerial distance of km ( km along its meanders; Nir, ) and is incised in two Pleistocene floodplain current day floodplain of the former river Zor incised into the Samra formation (marl, sand, conglomerate, limestone and chalk), while the higher. JORDAN RIVER We recognize that the Jordan River Valley is a landscape of outstanding ecological and cultural importance. It connects the eco-systems of Africa and Asia, forms a sanctuary for wild plants and animals, and has witnessed some of the most significant advances in human history. The first people ever to leave Africa walked.