Table 1. Water ideology, its corresponding integrated water resources management (IWRM) component, and the IWRM tools adopted for implementation.
Ideology in the Israeli context IWRM component Tools for IWRM implementation Tools missing from IWRM component
Settlement of the Negev Physical integration National Water Carrier
National Water Law
Conjunctive use
Wastewater and water integration
Spatial equality Institutional integration Balancing Fund
Water quality and quantity standardization
National Water Law
Water Commissioner
Economic tools
Agrarian society Sectoral integration Water Commissioner under the Ministry of Agriculture
National Water Carrier
Public participation
Proper voice for other water sectors
Statism Institutional integration National Water Carrier
Comprehensive legal basis
Centralized water institutions
Checks and balances to counter the voice of the agricultural sector