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A Bigger Problem than War: Water Security in the Middle East | The Cipher Brief

A Bigger Problem than War: Water Security in the Middle East | The Cipher Brief

Water scarcity is potentially a very stressful issue in Middle East, the most water-contested region in the world.  According to World Resources Institute (WRI) rankings, most water scarce countries are in the Middle East, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Yemen, Palestine, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Lebanon. The region depends heavily on underground aquifers and desalinated seawater for its water supply. Given the rapid depletion of aquifers and the limited supply of desalinated water, it is bound to face exceptional water-related challenges for the foreseeable future.

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