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Tackling the Trickle: Ensuring Sustainable Water Management in the Arab Region

Via AGU Register, an interesting and detailed look at water scarcity in the Arab region: Abstract Water scarcity in the Arab region is intensifying due to population growth, economic development, and the impacts of climate change. It is manifested in groundwater depletion, freshwater ecosystem degradation, deteriorating water quality, low levels of water storage per capita, […]

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Water Conflicts That Could Boil Over In 2019

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, a look at some simmering water crises that could boil over in 2019: In 2018, water sparked quarrels across the globe, from the mountains of Central Asia to the world’s driest desert. Water systems were also a casualty and target of conflict. In Eastern Ukraine, water infrastructure was shelled repeatedly. In Libya, a desalination […]

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Global Cities Facing Water Risks

Via IWA’s The Source, an interesting look at some of the water challenges facing several of the world’s most at-risk cities: Water visions precede action. Yet it’s easy to offer “building blocks” to plan “sustainable urban water systems” that inform and govern “resilient and liveable cities.” What’s hard is showing how and where to implement […]

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Running Out of Water: Conflict and Water Scarcity in Yemen and Syria

Via the Atlantic Council, an article on conflict and water scarcity in Yemen and Syria: Photo: People gather around a charity tanker truck to fill up their jerrycans with drinking water in Bajil of the Red Sea province of Hodeidah, Yemen July 29, 2017. Water scarcity may not be the most apparent driver of conflict, […]

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US Decisions Can Worsen Yemen’s Water Crisis or Alleviate it

Via The Atlantic Council, a report on how – in Yemen – if the US and Saudi backed coalition truly wants to turn the tide of war in their favor, its key concern should be water, not warheads: Yemen is currently facing the region’s most severe water crisis. More than half of the population does […]

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“Doha Has Just Three Days’ Supply”: Are Water Shortages The Biggest Threat To The Middle East?

Courtesy of CityMetric, a sobering look at water shortages in the Middle East: Date farms at Liwa Oasis, United Arab Emirates. Those who visit the Middle East and North Africa from more temperate climates are often struck with how hot and dry the region is, and how scarce its rainfall. Some wonder why cities became […]

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