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A future for the Dead Sea basin: options for a more sustainable water management

Objective

The Dead Sea Basin has been affected by the economic and demographic changes of the last 50 years: a visible symptom for the degradation is that the surface area of the Dead Sea has shrunk by about 30 %. The objective of this project is to establish the scientific basis for a "more sustainable than today" water management and water-related land management in the Dead Sea Basin. The proposed research includes both the physical and social dimensions. The approach is to synthesize the available data, to analyse the interactions between natural resources and human activities, to project likely development trajectories and their impacts, and to establish strategic more sustainable development plans, and from this, to develop practical recommendations that can be used for strategic decision making.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ARC SYSTEMS RESEARCH GMBH
Address

2444 Seibersdorf
Austria

Participants (4)

APPLIED RESEARCH INSTITUTE - JERUSALEM
Palestine
Address
Caritas Street
36007 West Bank
ARAVA INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Israel
Address
Kibbutz Ketura
88840 D.n. Eilot
ENVIROCONSULT OFFICE
Jordan
Address
Salem Al-hindawi Street
11194 Amman
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
Cassie Building, Claremont Road
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne