Hydrogeology and Hydropolitics of a Regional Conflict

On June 12th 2007, at the Daila center in West Jerusalem, Clemens Messerschmid, presented the first of a two-part lecture series sponsored by the Alternative Information Center, titled Till the Last Drop: The Palestinian Water Crisis in the West Bank, Hydrogeology and Hydropolitics of a Regional Conflict. Mr. Messerschmid is a German hydrogeologist who has worked for many years on international water projects in the West Bank.

He introduced the physical settings of water resources in the region and their extremely asymmetrical allocation between the Palestinians and Israelis.

In addition, he gave an introduction to the hydrogeology of the shared aquifers and an overview of the historical development of their utilization, focusing on the years of overt occupation between the 1967 War and The Oslo Interim Agreement of September 1995.


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