Water as an Instrument for Peace

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 Friends of the Arava Institute cordially invites you to

Water as an Instrument for Peace

Middle Eastern Cooperation in the Face of COVID-19

Join us for a Zoom webinar with three of the Middle East’s leading water policy experts on their cross-border work with Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians during the time of COVID-19.

Sunday, June 28
12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT

In memory of Professor Franklin Fisher

Water is a precious commodity in the Middle East. Climate change and pollution threaten clean water access, and the need for water drives regional conflict in the already water-starved Middle East. Faced with a challenge that flows across borders, there is an urgent need for collaboration to secure the future of this shared resource. This challenge is particularly poignant, as COVID-19 has highlighted the widespread need for accessible clean water.

Join us for a Town Hall conversation with three leading experts in Middle East water policy and cross-border work. They will share updates on Israel’s technological advances in water treatment and opportunities for partnership, which will benefit the health and security of the entire region. During this vibrant virtual event, the audience will be invited to submit questions for discussion.

Prof. Eilon Adar
Professor Emeritus, Ben Gurion University
Chair, Arava Institute Board of Directors

Prof. Sharon Megdal
Director, Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona

Dr. Clive Lipchin
Director, Center for Transboundary Water Management at the Arava Institute

Franklin M. Fisher, Ph.D., was a professor of economics at MIT for more than 40 years. One of his areas of expertise was economic modeling of water distribution in the Middle East to address the disputes over water rights and identify opportunities for gains from cross-border work in shared water resources. To learn more about his work and legacy, click here.

Co-Sponsored By:

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Beth El Temple Center

Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Cong. Beth El, Sudbury

Cong. Beth Elohim, Acton

Cong. Mishkan Tefila, Brookline

Cong. Or Atid, Wayland

Cong. Shaarei Tefillah, Newton


JCRC of Greater Boston

Jewish Climate Action Network – MA

Jewish National Fund

Temple Aliyah, Needham

Temple Beth Am, Framingham

Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley 


Temple Beth Shalom, Needham

Temple Beth Zion, Brookline

Temple Emanuel, Newton

Temple Emunah, Lexington

Temple Isaiah, Lexington

Temple Israel of Boston

Temple Israel of Natick

Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline

Temple Shalom, Newton

Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland

Temple Sinai, Brookline

Temple Sinai of Sharon

For more information, please email info@friendsofarava.org or call 617-266-7100.