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Photo 1: Gulf of Oman, opposite of Iran (Source: LD106, Flickr).
Disputed surface and groundwater resources
A research project is currently underway to quantify the movement of groundwater across the Oman/UAE border. Titled ‘Constructing Water Balance along the Oman/UAE Border by Tracing and Dating Groundwater’, the project is being undertaken by the Water Research Center of Sultan Qaboos University.
Treaties and agreements
Oman is a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and submitted its new climate action plan to the UNFCCC in 2015. This action plan specifically addresses water management because the government recognizes that adaptations will be necessary to tackle the impacts of climate change.