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GTAP Resource #5801

"A new agreement on water access in the West Bank- What is at stake? An economy-wide cross-border-analysis"
by Luckmann, Jonas, Khalid Siddig and Johanes Agbahey


Abstract
This paper analyzes the effects of increasing Palestinian access to shared groundwater aquifers with Israel. A water-focused computable general equilibrium model is applied to the economies of the West Bank and Israel and two simulations are analyzed: First, the water abstraction rate of the Palestinian side is raised to the maximal allowance according to the current agreement on shared water resources between the two political entities, replacing more costly water imports from Israel. In a second simulation, a new agreement is implemented resulting in an equiproportionate access to shared aquifers. It is expected that the welfare gains from increased water access on the Palestinian side outweigh the losses to the Israeli economy, as the latter is less dependent on groundwater resources and has more substitution possibilities, including reclamation of wastewater and seawater desalination.


Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2019 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Warsaw, Poland
Date: 2019
Version: draft
Created: Luckmann, J. (4/15/2019)
Updated: Luckmann, J. (4/15/2019)
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- Water
- Middle East


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