The Middle East, oil rich but water poor, with about 6 percent of the world’s population, has only 1 percent of the Earth’s renewable water resources. Fourteen Middle East and North African countries are among the 33 most water-stressed in the world.
Climate change, drought and population growth have...Read moreDownload Document Link to the Original
As the world's population continues to grow apace and an increasing number of countries aspire to a twenty-first century lifestyle so the question of access to water resources becomes ever more critical. This timely volume shows how the struggle to control water is an issue of growing geopolitical importance. Drawing...Read moreLink to the Original
This report aims at focusing attention on some of the most significant current and future water related challenges facing Asia and puts forward an agenda in support of cooperative approaches to prevent, manage and respond to water scarcity and its impact. The report finds that water related problems are acute in...Read moreDownload Document Link to the Original
This Issue Perspective argues that climate change, together with increasing population and urbanization, is increasing demand for South Asia’s most precious resource: water. Although the region is home to three major river basins in the world, the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra, given that they support an estimated 700 million people,...Read moreDownload Document Link to the Original