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Circumventing water scarcity in the Jordan Basin: Decoupling trends in Israel and Jordan

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This chapter examines trends in water resources used in Jordan and Israel. Specifically it illustrates how these two economies have circumvented significant limits in their natural freshwater resource endowment to enable continued economic and population growth despite static or declining water availability. Using the concept of resource decoupling, it identifies four specific mechanisms by which economies can decouple their water needs from water availability, including economic diversificat...

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University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SAME
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Issue:
22
Series:
Oxford Handbooks
Host title:
Oxford handbook of Food, Water and Society
Publication date:
2019-04-01
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981416
ISBN:
9780190669799
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uuid:216ace3c-6e9d-4fb5-8413-bad201586c0a
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pubs:981416
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2019-03-12

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