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Presented at the Inaugural International Conference of the Center for Macro Projects and Diplomacy at Roger Williams University on April 15/16 of 2004, and included in volume one: Conference Papers and Presentations of the Working Papers series.


The paper indicates that an early equitable allocation of the water resources of historical Palestine will offer promise to the Palestinians. It will serve as a first step and set a precedent for solving the water disputes of the greater Middle East. The risks associated with continuing inaction and gross inequality for most Jordan Basin riparians are armed conflict and worse.