Governance structures for transboundary water management in the Jordan Basin

Report Published: August 2016


While recent trends towards increasing transboundary water cooperation are demonstrated by a growing number of River Basin Organisations (RBOs) globally, experts point to the variant effectiveness of these organisations to leverage the benefits of multi-lateral cooperation. Some
form of regional governance is considered essential to achieve the goal of a rehabilitated Lower Jordan River, fair share of the basin water among the riparian’s and leverage the economic and geo-political benefits of cooperation for Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli communities along its banks. This report seeks to inform thinking as a potential starting point to formalize a basin governance structure.

SIWI has been contracted by EcoPeace Middle East to prepare a report presenting the options available for the development of a basin governance structure for the Lower Jordan River.