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This paper discusses the principles of water demand management (WDM) and how Israel has managed to apply them in practice. Some of the water economics issues and the functions of water prices in providing information are also discussed. A brief information on the WDM supply strategy is given. The demand management strategy is composed of pricing and economic policies, reuse of sewage effluents, water conservation, agricultural water allocations, water policy and water markets. There are also a number of cornerstones to the national water strategy which include water code, water metering, water annual licensing and allocation system and water pricing. Finally, the status of urban water conservation and water market in Israel, and the increasing water crises in the Middle East region, are discussed.
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case studies, demand, economic analysis, economic policy,markets, prices, semiarid zones, urban areas, water allocation, wateravailability, water conservation, water management, water policy, watersupply, water use, Israel, Middle East, West Asia, Asia, MediterraneanRegion, Middle East, Developed Countries, Near East, water pricing,water resource management, water supplies, Natural Resource Economics(EE115) (New March 2000), Policy and Planning (EE120), Supply, Demandand Prices (EE130), Marketing and Distribution (EE700), Water Resources(PP200), Erosion; Soil and Water Conservation (PP400)