Archive for the ‘UAE’ Category

From Scarcity to Sustainability: The GCC’s Journey Towards Water Security

Via the World Bank, commentary on the GCC’s journey towards water security: World Water Day casts a spotlight on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries’ journey towards sustainable water security — a remarkable feat given their extreme water scarcity. The GCC countries face a stark reality: the absence of surface water and their unsustainable use of groundwater […]

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Dubai’s Costly Water World

Via the New York Times, a report on Dubai’s efforts to spend billions of dollars to provide fresh water to its residents and tourist attractions, but experts say the efforts are straining the Persian Gulf’s natural resources: For a desert city, Dubai appears like a water wonderland. Visitors can scuba dive in the world’s deepest […]

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The Unique Promise of Environmental Cooperation in the Gulf

Courtesy of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a look at the the unique promise of environmental cooperation in the Gulf over issues such as water: The Issue Environmental dialogue in the Gulf holds unique promise to test the potential for greater regional cooperation amidst widespread distrust.* Environmental issues have not been as politicized […]

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In Middle East, Rising Temperatures and Climate Cooperation

Via Diplomatic Courier, commentary that – instead of driving tensions and even war between nations – climate change may actually bring nations closer together: In September 2020, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain signed a diplomatic normalization agreement widely known as the Abraham Accords. Afterwards, other Arab countries, such as Sudan and Morocco, started […]

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