Conflicting water diplomacy in the Jordan and the Blue Nile basins
Transboundary water management in the Jordan River basin and the Blue Nile basin has historically been difficult. While water diplomacy surrounding the Jordan River is obstructed by decades of...
Dialogue on Water and Waste Management in the MENA Region
This article provides a summary of a five-day dialogue programme of meetings, presentations, discussions and field trips entitled ‘Innovations in water and waste management: Models of transferability to the...
The Sultanate of Oman is holding a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. The population of Oman is 4.43 million (2016).
Water Resources in Oman
groundwater is the main water resource in Oman used for domestic, industrial and agricultural purposes.
Water Quality in Oman
The use of agrochemicals, both fertilizers and pesticides, is a widespread and potentially serious hazard to groundwater quality where, as is the case in most of the sultanate, groundwater...
Water Use in Oman
Agriculture consumes 1,546 MCM/yr (83% of total use), drinking water 196 MCM/yr and industrial consumption is 130 MCM/yr, totalling 1,872 MCM/yr. This represents a deficit of 316 MCM/yr.
A young girl drinks water from a water stand in Gaza. ( Photo taken by: Iyad Al Baba, Oxfam)