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Water of the Middle East and North Africa

Country Reports

Country Reports make the complex issue of water resources in the MENA region accessible to a wide readership. These reports are enriched with maps and infographics on surface and groundwater, water quality, and water use, shared waters as well as the analysis of efforts to improve water management and governance systems. The reports are authored and reviewed by water experts with extensive knowledge of a specific country. In order to ensure quality and objectivity, all our reports are peer-reviewed by independent experts as well. With the interactive map below you can navigate to a country report of your choice.

All Country Reports

Currently we have published 21 country reports for Jordan, Israel, Palestine,  Lebanon, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, UAE, Oman, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Morocco Algeria, Tunisia, Bahrain, Yemen, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi-Arabia. You can navigate to the country report of your choice in the list below. We try to update the reports regularly.

Algeria, like many other countries in the world, is facing significant natural, environmental and climatic challenges. I...
Bahrain has an arid to extremely arid climate. It is characterized by very hot summers and relatively mild winters. Mean...
Egypt, which lies in north-eastern Africa and extends into the Sinai Peninsula in Asia, covers a total area of 1 million...
Iran faces major challenges in securing water and food for its growing population. These challenges result from both the...
Sustainable water resource management in Iraq has no shortage of challenges. Some of Iraq’s water hardships, like seas...
Israel has developed innovative solutions to address its water challenges. The most significant of these are desalinatio...
Demand for water continues to rise, putting huge pressure on the country’s water resources. The growing gap between su...
Suffering from a shortage of renewable natural freshwater resources, Kuwait depends heavily on seawater desalination to ...
The water issue in Lebanon has been described as a paradox: ‘water abundant yet scarce’. This mainly refers to unsus...
Libya one of several countries in the Middle East and North Africa facing high water stress, mainly because of its semi-...
Morocco’s water resources are under increasing pressure from population and industrial growth, irrigated agriculture, ...
The Sultanate of Oman is holding a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. The population of ...
The water situation in Palestine (the West Bank and Gaza Strip) is dire. Characterized by a shortage of supply, restrict...
Although Qatar is considered to be a water-scarce country, it has one of the highest per capita water consumption rates ...
Water in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is scarce and valuable because of the lack of natural water bodies. Climate c...
Despite its abundant and diverse water resources, Sudan is classified as a water-stressed country. The erratic rainfall,...
Syria’s water resources face multiple challenges resulting from poor management and physical scarcity. The high rate o...
Prof Thameur CHAIBI is a Director of Research at the National Research Institute for Rural Engineering water and Forestr...
All in all Turkey’s climate is defined as semi-arid, whereas nine types of climate are observed mediterranean climate,...
The limited availability of fresh water in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has for decades presented a major challenge to...
It is estimated that the amount of water in Yemen required during the next decade to meet the growing demand will be ab...