The Nile And Jordan River Basins Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Because the Jordan river valley is one of the most arid areas in the world, virtually all five nations heavily rely on the water flow from the river. As the British empire was the colonial administrator of the region, the mandate (Rahman, 2009) of 1913-1914 allocated water quotas to the trans Jordan colonies. Because the entire region was considered as a unified country, the British mandate of 1913-1914 was practical in allocating water quotas to each of the affected region. However, after the boundaries were redrawn to create new countries, the British mandate was not workable. mainly because all five countries in the Jordan river basin are watered stressed, as a matter of fact, the colonial treaties created a bigger challenge to the newly created sovereign countries. As Hammer (1997) puts it, because colonial era treaties are merely a reflection of regional hegemony, after the the creation of multiple sovereign counties in the Jordan river basin, the trans Jordan British mandate created a dangerous …show more content…
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