Environmental problems in Kuwait arise from a number of factors: principally climate, population growth, industrialisation, transport and recreation. The impact of these factors on the environment is discussed in the context of growing awareness of the need for conservation of the remaining facets of Kuwait's heritage. The need to move from discussion of these extant environmental problems to effective action is stressed. Both education and the media have a vital role to play in sharpening awareness of problems and their solutions in the short time-scale left for conservation measures.
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Eric Caulton is Senior Lecturer and Ecologist in the Department of Biological Sciences, Napier Polytechnic of Edinburgh. In April 1987 he visited Kuwait to undertake an environmental Impact Assessment in the south for the consultants involved in planning Al Khiran new town.
David Keddie is an urban planning and economic consultant, and Associate with Roger Tym and Partners. He has worked for both the government and private consultants in Kuwait on various occasions since 1982.
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Caulton, E., Keddie, D. Environmental conservation problems in Kuwait. Environmentalist 9, 219–228 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02240472
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