Euphrates River Water Scarcity Essay by The Research Group

Euphrates River Water Scarcity
Discusses the water needs and problems of Iraq, Syria and Turkey related to the management of the river and conflicts among the nations.
# 14139 | 1,350 words | 7 sources | 1999 | US

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This research examines the problem of water scarcity involving the surface waters of the Euphrates River in the Middle East. The Euphrates River is a major source of surface water for Iraq, Syria, and Turkey (“Middle East Water Resources: How Much of A Threat to Peace Can They Be?” 1993). As surface water is critical for the conduct of agriculture in the three countries, and as agriculture is a crucial industry in each of the three countries, the management of Euphrates River water has been a source of continuing conflict between the three countries (Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations, 1997b).
While the focus of this research is on the surface waters provided by the Euphrates River, the research also must consider ..."

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