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Experts urge water cooperation
Jerusalem Post - Jerusalem
Author: Lynfield, Ben
Date: Mar 3, 1999
Start Page: 04
Section: News
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Yet Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian water specialists, joined by American scientists, yesterday issued a report they hope will promote regional cooperation in grappling with a worsening problem: water scarcity.

"One cannot afford to talk about the water issue in a very narrow perspective or nationalistic context," said Ayman Rabi, of the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Hydrology Group, and a contributor to the report, "Only real scientific cooperation can provide the necessary information to scientists and planners."

The 226-page report emerged from cooperation between the US National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology.

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