Problem: Water and Grain Import Wars in the Middle East

 

 

The Middle East Countries & Rivers

 

 

 

The Jordan River basin is by far the most water-short region, with fierce competition for its water among

 

 

Turkey, located at the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, controls how much water flows downstream to Syria and Iraq before emptying into the Persian Gulf.

 

 

 

  • population growth and control and water conservation to reduce water needs
  • environmentally sustainable economic growth to provide enough money to reduce water needs through grain imports.