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Water in the Middle East Conflict DLESE Reviewed Collection
Information is provided about water concerns and issues in the Middle East. The material includes several articles about water policy in the region, where many countries suffer from water shortages. The scarcity of water is used as a political issue and lever, particularly as population growth has historically expanded to the limits of the scarcest available resource. In the Middle East, this resource was usually water. Maps of the region and its water sources are also available.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
  • Text:
    • Report
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
  • Hydrology
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1999-2002, MidEastWeb for Coexistence RA.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-411
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural resources
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How human actions modify the physical env.
      • How physical systems affect human systems
    • Physical systems:
      • The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Suhail AbulSamid
MidEastWeb for Coexistence RA