Whose ‘reality’? Discourses and hydropolitics along the Yarmouk River

Hussam Hussein

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Abstract

This article investigates Jordanian and Syrian hydropolitical discourses around the bilateral relations along the Yarmouk River, with a focus on the decreased flow of the Yarmouk River reaching the Wahda Dam. The article examines the bilateral agreements, the hydropolitical discourses they generate, and the competing solutions they open. By situating the analysis in the broader Jordanian–Syrian relations and considerations of power asymmetries, the empirical case study of the Yarmouk River Basin contributes to both hydropolitics and environmental discourse theory literatures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-115
Number of pages13
JournalContemporary Levant
Volume2
Issue number2
Early online date26 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Hydropolitics
  • Yarmouk River
  • Jordan
  • Syria
  • discourses
  • water politics

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