Photo: Water Deal Elemental to Mideast Peace, Experts Say



More than 10 million people (7 million Israelis and 3.8 million Palestinians) live densely packed on just 10,840 square miles (28,075 square kilometers). And they all drink from the same dwindling water supply.

There are just three primary water sources: a coastal aquifer; a mountain aquifer; and the Jordan River Basin. A drought period of several years is exacerbating the intensity of competition for this already scarce, and poorly managed, resource.

Map by Miranda Mulligan


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