Water and Food Security in the Arabian Gulf (BOK)

The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Rese

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Growing populations and economies have led to an increase in water demand around the globe. However, there are large variations in the amounts of water available, and growing concern surrounding the uncertainty associated with these supplies. This is evident nowhere more than in the dry and arid Arabian peninsula. Global food security also faces an uncertain future. The Gulf states suffer from a substantial food gap, and all the countries in the region are net food importers. The increase in the region's population, rising income levels, and harsh weather conditions that prevent the increase of local food production, have resulted in a vast increase in the region's food imports. In this book, water and food resource management strategies are examined, as well as the policies in the Gulf states, the global geopolitics of water security, future demand trends in the Gulf region, and the particular challenges faced by the UAE in ensuring a reliable supply of food and water in the coming decades.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Rese
Macmillan DMACDIS Orphans
ISBN 9789948146223
Antall sider 412 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 3,3cm
Vekt 930 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Islamic studies, Human geography, Geopolitics, Drought & water supply