Archive for the ‘Saudi Arabia’ Category

Middle East Warming Up 2X As Fast As Rest Of World

Courtesy of The Washington Post, an article on how the Middle East is warming up twice as fast as the rest of the world: Temperatures in the Middle East and eastern Mediterranean are rising almost twice as fast as the rest of the world, according to a new study, with far-reaching consequences for the health and […]

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Egypt Hopes Gulf Mediation Will Help Resolve Nile Dam Dispute

Via Al Monitor, an article on how Egypt has intensified its contacts with Gulf countries to mobilize support in the GERD file, although statements and public support may not be enough to pressure Ethiopia back to the negotiation table:   As part of its moves against Ethiopia’s policies related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), […]

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The Gulf’s True Weakness Is Its Water-Supply Resources

Via The National Interest, commentary on MENA’s water scarcity challenge: Water is a vital strategic resource in the Middle East. Assuring its security requires the same vigilance that has been applied to protect oil. The growing populations of the region and the parallel increase in economic activity has dramatically increased the demand for fresh water. […]

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Sustainability of Arabian Peninsula’s Fossil Aquifers

Via Terra Daily, a look at the Arabian Peninsula’s fossil aquifers: In a place like Delaware, where it rains frequently, water is a renewable resource. Natural processes will replenish the water that is being used or consumed. In an area where rain is not as plentiful, such as the Arabian Peninsula, however, it is crucial […]

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Oil Built Saudi Arabia – Will A Lack Of Water Destroy It?

Courtesy of The Guardian, a report on the water emergency threatening Saudi Arabia’s desert existence: Bottles of water twirl on the conveyor belts of the Berain water factory in Riyadh, as a puddle of water collects on the concrete floor. In a second warehouse, tanks emit a low hum as water brought in from precious underground […]

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A Saudi Water Crisis Lurks Beneath The Surface

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), analysis of Saudi Arabia’s water challenges: Though a desert land devoid of the abundant natural resources often needed for life to thrive, modern Saudi Arabia has always been capable of growth. The driver of this growth — hydrocarbons beneath the earth — mean that lower oil prices hurt the Saudi […]

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