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Harris Moore (not verified) July 20, 2016

A very clear synopsis and sensible/practical suggestions.
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Bokang Makututsa (not verified) July 21, 2016

Hi Lutine, As far as one would remember Israel and Palestine have been in conflict for a long period of time. With this in mind would you say there is somewhere to start as far as water cooperation is concerned? The traditional water allocations in Israel, which of course are no economic, do they have any effect on the transboundary setting of both states?
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Lutine de Boer (not verified) October 18, 2016

Hi Bokang, thank you for your question! I believe that if the 'basket of benefits' stemming from a well organised cooperative process for two groups that have been in conflict for such a long time, turns out to be more attractive than continuing the conflict, it is definitely a place to start. Ideally, water cooperation comes from a grassroots initiative, to ensure popular support. The traditional water allocations, especially in the Mountain Aquifer, might require an update, since the Oslo Agreement was supposed to be provisional. The models proposed in my thesis could help with that update/ upgrade for they will ensure everyone's rights and benefits.
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Bokang (not verified) October 10, 2017

I have been to the Jordan at least once, where the Ecopeace had organised a conference trying to see how issues of transboundary water cooperation could benefit the region through enhancing water cooperation for alleviating political conflcits. one may be interested in how your study has unfolded to this date.

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