Water Issues in the Middle East
Terms in this set (8)
Physical Water Scarcity
When there is not enough water to meet the needs of the people
Economic Water Scarcity
When human, institutional, or financial capital limit access to water even though it is available in nature
Has a "Water Advantage". Built 22 dams and 19 hydroelectric power plants along the Euphrates River
Has built many desalination plants that provide the drinking water for the country. Home to the biggest desalination plant in the world
Dams to the north have reduced the water reaching this country by 40%. In order to keep some water in the country, they built dams as well.
One of the ten most water scarce countries in the world. Citizens can only get water two days a week.
Receives 80% less water from the Euphrates because of dams built by neighboring countries. Industry from oil drilling is also adding to water pollution in the region.
Created in 1948, this country has made major tech advances building a giant pipeline through the middle of the country. This pipeline has turned desert into usable farmland