Water and Conflict in the Middle East

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The issue of water scarcity continues to be one of the critical challenges that the Middle East faces. The region is arguably the most water-impoverished in the world, and the effects of changes in climate, consumption and agricultural practices, as well as poor governance over water allocation have exacerbated concerns regarding the future of water resources in the Middle East. The United Nations estimates that 18 out of the 30 nations that will be water-scarce by 2025 are located in the Middle East and North Africa. These bleak projections are especially troublesome considering the foundational role that water serves for socio-economic needs such as food, energy, sanitation, and industry.

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Background and Scope of the Project

The issue of water scarcity continues to be one of the critical challenges that the Middle East faces. The region is arguably the most water-impoverished in the world, and the…
Publication

Publication

Marcus Dubois King, ed., Water and Conflict in the Middle East (Hurst, 2019). This volume explores the role of water in the Middle East’s current economic, political and environmental transformations, which are…
Working Group Meetings

Working Group Meetings

Click here to read about Water and Conflict in the Middle East Working Group I Click here to read about Water and Conflict in the Middle East Working Group II As part of…