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Arab Water Security: Threats and Opportunities in the Gulf States

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By: Hussein A Amery(Author)

180 pages, 9 b/w illustrations, 19 tables

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jul 2015 | #220673 | ISBN-13: 9781107042292
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Paperback | Mar 2018 | #238637 | ISBN-13: 9781108447874
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About this book

Arab Water and Food Security explores the national security implications of the Arab Gulf states reliance on desalination plants, and their related infrastructure. It provides the first systematic and comprehensive discussion of current and future threats to the supply of freshwater from a desalination plant, including actual and virtual attacks by terrorists, mechanical failure, contamination, sabotage by aggrieved workers, attacks relating to regional conflicts, as well as their vulnerability to natural disasters. It also provides a detailed analysis of the effects of a potential disruption to the water supply, and proposes possible measures, both political and technological, that can be used to increase resilience to these threats. Arab Water Security is a valuable reference for researchers and graduate students, as well as for policy makers and professionals, interested in water security, natural resources, and environmental terrorism.



1. Rethinking water and food security in the Arab Gulf states
2. Threats to water security
3. Outsourcing farming
4. Responses to water insecurity
5. The future of water and food security


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