What approaches are most beneficial for rapidly growing cities in the developing world to link water management to sustainable urban growth strategy?

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From: Integrated Management and Negotiations for Equitable Allocation of Flow of the Jordan River Among Riparian States

All of the water resources in the basin ought to be included in the planning process. Ignoring the relationship between quality and quantity, and between surface- and groundwater, ignores hydrological reality. Groundwater was not explicitly dealt with in the Plan, and is currently the most pressing issue between Israel and Palestinians. Likewise, tensions have flared over the years between Israel and Jordan over Israel’s diverting saline springs into the lower Jordan, increasing the salinity of water on which Jordanian farmers rely.