What You Need to Know about the Red-Dead Sea Pipeline Project

What You Need to Know about the Red-Dead Sea Pipeline Project

The Dead Sea lies on the border between Israel and Jordan. Known as the Salt Sea, this famous body of water isn’t actually a sea; it is a landlocked, or terminal, lake that gets the majority of its water from the Jordan River. Among the Dead Sea’s many notable attributes, its shoreline, which sits about… Continue Reading

Amazing Projects That Are Fixing Sewage in the UAE

Amazing Projects That Are Fixing Sewage in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a long history of problems with sewage. Some estimates report that sewage output in the emirate of Dubai is growing as quickly as 25 percent every year. The emirate’s rapid growth has officially outpaced the only national plant for treating sewage, which is many decades old. In 2008, Dubai’s… Continue Reading

The Water Crisis in Qatar – Problems and Solutions

The Water Crisis in Qatar – Problems and Solutions

Like many countries in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, Qatar is facing a serious water scarcity problem. This crisis is the result of many contributing factors. Among these are the nation’s meager sources of fresh water (mostly rainfall and groundwater) and its high level of water consumption. Read on to learn more about… Continue Reading

A Look at 3 Desalination Plants in the Gulf

A Look at 3 Desalination Plants in the Gulf

Most of the drinking water consumed in Middle Eastern countries is desalinated. While desalination—which involves the removal of salt from seawater—may sound like a simple process, it is in fact very complex. Desalination is an ancient practice that has been tracked as far back as 400 B.C., when it was used by sailors in Greece.… Continue Reading

The Water Crisis in the Middle East: Problems and Solutions

The Water Crisis in the Middle East: Problems and Solutions

Despite being home to the Fertile Crescent, the cradle of civilization where agriculture and cities were born, the Middle East has generally harsh climactic conditions that make human survival difficult. One of the greatest challenges faced by the region is water scarcity. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region supports around 6% percent of… Continue Reading