By Kamel Amer, Zafar Adeel, Benno Böer, Walid Saleh

ISBN-10: 3319484079

ISBN-13: 9783319484075

ISBN-10: 3319484087

ISBN-13: 9783319484082

This booklet investigates the necessity for a extra open and interdisciplinary discussion at the nexus of nutrition, water and effort defense within the Arab zone. It argues that attaining sustainable financial improvement is irretrievably tied to the protection of the water–energy–food nexus, that's in flip crucial for bringing approximately sustained peace. extra, it discusses a number of methods to reaching those lofty ambitions, and provides the subsequent take-away messages:

  • The Arab area is presently below huge water rigidity, and the location will proceed to worsen with a couple of worldwide adjustments – so much particularly these relating to weather and local water distribution.
  • Viable suggestions come in the Arab quarter and will be carried out via cutting edge guidelines, really apt use of latest applied sciences, and stimulating public opinion.
  • Integration throughout water, power, and nutrition sectors is clearly wanted yet attaining it in perform is intensely challenging.
  • There are a few gaps within the clinical realizing yet whilst there's a wealth of information and synthesized details that may consultant decision-making.

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Mutual cooperation and coordination regarding the management of shared surface and groundwater basins will help to achieve sustainable development within the region by contributing to the rational development, utilization, and conservation of these crucial resources. 3 Over-Exploitation of Groundwater Resources Currently, both renewable and non-renewable groundwater resources in the Arab Region in general, and in the Arabian Peninsula in particular, are facing critical conditions. Renewable groundwater in the region is generally present in the form of shallow alluvial aquifers recharged by the main rivers of the region or directly by precipitation.

2014). The recent dramatic drop in global energy prices is welcome news for import-dependent countries in this regard, but measures are needed to increase levels of energy security given a possible return to higher prices in the future. 2 State of Energy in the Arab Region 27 The growing costs of remaining dependent on energy imports and high energy subsidies bring risks to public welfare and social coherence, at a time when the region is already going through an intense period of systemic change.

Today there are more than 2500 MW of renewable energy projects under construction which will more than double the total installed capacity which currently stands at 1974 MW (RCREEE 2015). To ensure such initiatives have longer-term traction and can be scaled up through greater levels of investment, a need exists to enhance two elements of the current renewable energy system: policy frameworks, and institutional capacities to implement and deliver results. In regards to the former element, a Regional Strategy for Renewable Energy (2013–2030) has been endorsed for the first time by the LAS, recognizing energy insecurity as a common concern across Arab society and expressing the desire for member States to engage in common solutions.

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