The Jordan River basin: 2. Potential future allocations to the co-riparians
The Jordan River drains parts of four States and one territory (Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Jordan and Palestine), and is an important regional source of water. A previous paper in this series discussed the flow allocations from the Jordan River to the co-riparians which were proposed in the Johnston Plan of 1955, noting that recently declassified documents shed new light on the allocation proposed for Israel. The present paper discusses potential future allocations of water from the Jordan River basin to the co-riparians, providing alternative methods of calculating these using basic principles which are considered to generally reflect customary international water law. It is concluded that whilst certain of the downstream co-riparians are undoubtedly "water-stressed", an acceptable solution to the allocation of water within the region is attainable. However, this will depend on coupling the allocation of the existing resources to the strategic development of additional fresh water resources in the region, which will also encourage the joint management of the resulting system. © 2007 International Water Resources Association.
Phillips, David J.H.; Attili, Shaddad; McCaffrey, Stephen C.; and Murray, John S., "The Jordan River basin: 2. Potential future allocations to the co-riparians" (2007). McGeorge School of Law Scholarly Articles. 406.