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close this bookFreshwater Resources in Arid Lands (UNU, 1997, 94 p.)
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close this folder1: Fresh water - A scarce resource in arid lands
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close this folder2: Negev: land, water, and civilization in a desert environment
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close this folder3: The future of freshwater resources in the Arabian peninsula
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close this folder4: Water resources and agricultural environment in arid regions of China
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close this folder5: The development of groundwater resources on the Miyakojima Islands
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close this folder6: Global warming and groundwater resources in arid lands
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View the document7: Sustainable development of freshwater resources in arid lands: Panel discussion
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Contributors

Dr. Mohamed Abdulrazzak
First Economic Affairs Officer
Energy, Natural Resources and
Environment Division
United Nations Economic and Social
Commission for Western Asia
(ESCWA)
Amman, Jordan

Dr. Habib N. El-Habr
Acting Deputy Director
International Environmental
Technology Centre (IETC)
United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP)
Shiga, Japan

Dr. Daniel Hillel
Professor
Center for Environmental Studies
Karkur, Israel

Dr. Takashi Inoguchi
Senior Vice-Rector
The United Nations University
Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Isamu Kayane
Professor
Aichi University
Japan

Dr. Iwao Kobori
Affiliate Scholar
Academic Division
The United Nations University
Tokyo, Japan

Mr. Kimio Osuga
Deputy Manager
Miyako Underground Dam Project
Office
Japan Agricultural Land Development
Agency (JALDA)
Okinawa, Japan

Ms. Jutta Schneider
Hydrologist
Kanagawa, Japan

Dr. Juha I. Uitto
Academic Officer
Academic Division
The United Nations University
Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Wang Tao
Research Professor and Deputy Director
Institute of Desert Research
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Lanzhou, China

Dr. Wu Wei
Assistant Research Professor
Institute of Desert Research
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Lanzhou, China