August 8th, 2014

Dryness in Gaza: the Palestinian water crisis

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by Amir Dakkak   For almost a month the Gaza Strip has been subject to regular Israeli bombardment that has made headlines around the world. While concerns have focused on the direct impact on the civilian population and the lack of medical supplies available to deal with the rising number of casualties, less attention is […]


November 22nd, 2013

Water woes in Jordan

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by Amir Dakkak   Being one of the most arid countries in the Middle East, Jordan is facing severe water shortages. The current per capita water supply in the country is 200 cubic meters per year which is almost one-third of the global average. To make matters worse, it is projected that Jordan’s population (currently […]


October 23rd, 2013

Egypt’s water crisis: a recipe for disaster

by Amir Dakkak   Egypt has been suffering from severe water scarcity in recent years. Uneven water distribution, misuse of water resources and inefficient irrigation techniques are some of the major factors playing havoc with water security in the country. Being more or less an arid country, Egypt is heavily dependent on rain in other […]