Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 44

30-Oct-2006

MEES Agenda

Gulf Looks To IWPPs For Water Security, But Cost/Technical Obstacles Remain

The problem of water scarcity in the MENA region, and GCC countries in particular, is not new. As the population grows and the region modernizes, demand is expanding, putting strain on limited renewable resources Kuwait and other Gulf states suffered water cuts during this past summer. With abundant energy resources and water from the Gulf, desalination...