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Saturday, June 25 • 7:50pm - 9:00pm
The Legal Status of the Waters of the Middle East: Who is Stealing Whose Water?

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Mark Twain once remarked: "Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fightin’ over.“ This session will present fascinating issues related to this most important life-sustaining resource, with a focus on the Middle East. Are the Middle East "water wars" metaphoric or real?  We will look at where and how much water is there? Who owns or has the legal rights to the waters when different states are involved? Is the situation in the Middle East unique? Are there solutions to the water predicament? Come and learn.

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Dani Renan

Dani Renan is an attorney and environmental hydorgeologist/geochemist. He served in Nachal, the IDF, and studied history at Hebrew University, where he also worked as a tour guide and medic for the overseas programs. Water science, engineering, and water policy have intersected most... Read More →

Saturday June 25, 2016 7:50pm - 9:00pm PDT
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