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Water Policies in MENA Countries

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  • Provides a quick overview of the water sector in MENA (Middle East and North African) countries

  • Compares strengths and weaknesses of the water management of neighboring countries

  • Showcases reforms untertaken to meet challenges posed by pollution, climate change, urbanization

Part of the book series: Global Issues in Water Policy (GLOB, volume 23)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. An Overview of the Water Sector in MENA Region

    • Slim Zekri, Aaisha Al-Maamari
    Pages 1-17
  3. Water Policy in Algeria

    • Nadjib Drouiche, Rafika Khacheba, Richa Soni
    Pages 19-46
  4. Existing and Recommended Water Policies in Egypt

    • Khaled M. AbuZeid
    Pages 47-62
  5. Iran’s Water Policy

    • Farhad Yazdandoost
    Pages 63-84
  6. Water Policy in Jordan

    • Tala Qtaishat
    Pages 85-112
  7. Oman Water Policy

    • Slim Zekri
    Pages 113-134
  8. Water Resources in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Challenges and Strategies for Improvement

    • Mirza Barjees Baig, Yahya Alotibi, Gary S. Straquadine, Abed Alataway
    Pages 135-160
  9. Water Policy in Tunisia

    • Mohamed Salah Bachta, Jamel Ben Nasr
    Pages 161-184
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 201-202

About this book

The book provides an overview on national policies and regulations related to water resource management in the Middle East and North African countries (MENA), where water scarcity problems are critical. The physical/natural constraints, socio-economic and political circumstances make the MENA region a sort of ‘laboratory’ for natural resource management and particularly water management. The book provides a good comparison on how neighboring countries with quite similar natural constraints and cultures are addressing water problems in different ways. It enlightens water resource specialists on successful experiences around the region and show cases the reforms undertaken in the water sector to meet the challenges posed by urbanization, food security, water pollution and climate change.  The book constitutes nine chapters, seven of them with content from the main MENA countries. It starts with an introductory chapter that provides background information on the region’s water resources with descriptive statistics and historical developments of the water sector.  It ends with a chapter that summarizes the policy implications and main conclusions on the way forward for sustainable management of water in MENA countries.  


Keywords

  • Water Sector reforms
  • Water demand
  • Water Supply
  • Water Management
  • Water institutions
  • Water resource management in Middle East
  • Water resource managment in North Africa
  • Water demand in MENA
  • water policy

Editors and Affiliations

  • CAMS, Department of Natural Resource Economics, Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khod, Oman

    Slim Zekri

About the editor

Dr Slim Zekri is a Professor and Head of the Department of Natural Resource Economics at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in Oman. He earned his PhD in Agricultural Economics and Quantitative Methods from the University of Cordoba, Spain. He is Associate Editor of the journal of Water Economics and Policy. Dr. Zekri has worked as a consultant for a range of national and international agencies on natural resource economics, policy and governance, agriculture, and water economics in the Middle East and North Africa. He is member of the Scientific Advisory Group of the FAO’s Globally Interesting Agricultural Heritage Systems. His main research interests are Water Economics and Environmental Economics. In 2017 he was awarded the Research and Innovation Award in Water Science from the Sultan Qaboos Higher Center for Culture & Science in the Scientific Publications Category. 


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eBook USD 79.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-29274-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)