chapter  10
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Water Confl icts: Issues in International Water, Water Allocation and Water Pricing with Focus on Jordan

ByMunther J. Haddadin

The various needs for water by all living beings are well known; the social needs are manifested in water inputs for hygiene, for the maintenance of public health, and for job creation. Environmentally it is a crucial input for a clean environment in urban and rural settings. And economically it is so vital that there is practically no economic activity that can run without water input. As a matter of fact, life as we know it exists here and nowhere else in the universe because water, in its liquid form, exists here on our planet and nowhere else that we know of.