Water Imports – An Alternative Solution to Water Scarcity in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan?

Israel, Palestine, and Jordan are under absolute water stress, and the situation is getting worse. In fact, a recent study reports that despite Israel’s current maximum exploitation of fresh water resources, 30 percent more water will be required to meet the needs of its population in 2020. As for Palestine and Jordan, a recent report states that many Palestinian communities have only interrupted water supply and that two hundred villages in the West Bank are not even connected to the water grid. Among all Mediterranean countries, Turkey is most likely to supply water to Jordan, Palestine, and more especially Israel. Export is possible both practically and politically. This report, written in 2010, gives more details.