Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
No, there is not enough water in the non-occupied parts of the West Bank for the current population.

Yes, one of consistent tactics of the settlement expansions has been to capture groundwater - although whether that's done on purpose or simply as a side-effect of grabbing the richest land first I don't know.

No, there is not enough water for everyone as it is. The water level in the Dead Sea is dropping fast.

No, there is not going to be more water in the future - if anything, the region is going to become more arid.

Yes, water consumption is greater in industrialised states due to mechanised agricultural irrigation.

Yes, the region is screwed. Badly.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Feb 4th, 2008 at 12:32:42 PM EST
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