Arizona, Israel and the Palestinian Territories are arid/semi-arid lands, and they confront similar water concerns. Collaboration between people from all of these locations could help to solve some of the water issues facing these drought stricken areas.
Since 2007 the Water Resources Research Center has been working to facilitate communication and develop partnerships related to water management and policy. The focus has been on critical water issues of the three arid and semi-arid regions. A workshop in 2009 gathered managers, NGO representatives, students, and scholars from a range of disciplines to better understand water managment challenges and to consider solutions. Since then there has been collaboration on projects and programs.