Category Archives: Water

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