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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
36007 West Bank
88840 D.n. Eilot
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne