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.