Category Archives: Conservation

What You Need to Know About Poverty in Afghanistan

What You Need to Know About Poverty in Afghanistan

As a result of decades of conflict in Afghanistan, the majority of the country’s population is struggling with issues stemming from poverty. Years of instability have left many Afghans insecure about food and basic resources, as well as prospects for the future. According to The Borgen Project, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to fighting… Continue Reading

The Middle East Innovates in Response to the Growing Water Crisis

The Middle East Innovates in Response to the Growing Water Crisis

A set of complex conditions, including dwindling supply and skyrocketing demand, has led to a water shortage in many Middle Eastern countries. While water supply has long been an issue in this region, which is defined by desert landscapes and arid climates, increasing urbanization, improving quality of life, and population growth have magnified the problem.… Continue Reading

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

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