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Like most things in the Middle East, solving problems always has political undertones.  Creating a master plan for the Valley is interpreted by some people on both sides as recognition of Israeli or Palestinian sovereignty.  For forty years, a temporary political situation has been in place in the region, and deterioration of the Kidron/Wadi Nar is just one result.  The researchers, both Israeli and Palestinian, recognize that a master plan, based on ecological, historical, physical, economic and geographical terms agreed upon by both sides will serve the best interests of the Valley, regardless of present or future
political sovereignty issues. It is time that the parties dealt with primary issues rather than dither over final status equations.

The creation of the first master plan for a joint Israeli-Palestinian water source will be a breakthrough in Palestinian-Israeli cooperation. Once completed, it can serve as a blueprint for similar plans for the other 15 cross-boundary waterways which are desperately in need of rehabilitation. 

 

As a starting point for reclamation, a survey of the Israeli and Palestinian stakeholders involved is of vital importance.  The survey will identify the issues, interests, priorities and characteristics of the various stakeholders and stakeholder representatives, and the relationships between the different stakeholders and stakeholder groups. The information gathered by this research will inform the planners as to the needs of the stakeholders. Meetings will be held to become acquainted with the stakeholders, determine their vision for the valley and to serve as nuclei for further discussions in developing the Master Plan. Involving the public strengthens the democratic and participatory aspects of decision-making, and the resulting consensus lends greater commitment to the implementation of outcomes.

A comprehensive study of the Valley’s geography, history and ecology will be carried out. Every portion of the Valley will be studied, from drainage and runoff to sewage and solid waste disposal. A study will be made of the endemic species of fauna and flora in the Valley; agricultural methods and crops, industry and arts and crafts   A study is also needed of the potential economic benefits of a properly managed basin, showcasing the area’s cultural, scientific, and ecological heritage to the world. All this information will be compiled into an Outline Plan that includes the region's historical, archaeological, ecological, tourist and agricultural aspects and identifies the issues, concerns and problems of the Kidron Valley/Wadi Nar that need to be addressed by the Master Plan.
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