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Water Issues and Oil in the Middle East

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Turkey
This country has built over 22 dams with the Anatolia Project
Syria, Turkey, and Iraq
The Euphrates flows through which countries?
Strait of Hormuz
The largest source of oil in the world is in the region bordering the Persian Gulf. Most of the oil is shipped through which narrow waterway?
Israel
Which country has used advanced technology to build pipelines to carry water throughout the country?
Iraq
Which country's water treatment facilities have been damaged by warfare?
Jordan
In which country can citizens only get water twice a week?
Jordan, Syria, and Israel
These countries depend on the same disappearing water source.
scarcity
not having enough of something
aquifer
underground layer of rock and sand that contains water
irrigation
supply and area with water (think agriculture)
water pollution
dirty/contaminated water
unequal distribution
dividing up something unevenly
desalination
process of removing salt from saltwater to make it suitable for drinking and farming
Fuel, medicine, plastic,fertilizer, cleansers,pesticides
Oil (petroleum) is used for
Iran and Saudi Arabia
Which two counties in the Middle East have the largest oil deposits