Water issues in Kuwait: A future sustainable vision

Ali Mohamed Al-Damkhi, Rana Abdullah Al-Fares, Khalifa Ahmed Al-Khalifa, Sabah Ahmed Abdul-Wahab

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Abstract

Kuwait, an arid country, has an acute lack of natural groundwater resources, an increasing demand for water supply, but no clear plan for water management. On this basis, a future water crisis will be inevitable. This paper offers proposals that could lead to the sustainable management of water resources in Kuwait. The objective should be less the increase of supply than the improvement of its reliability and quality. The establishment of a unified water authority is desirable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-636
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Studies
Volume66
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

Keywords

  • Desalination
  • GCC countries
  • Kuwait
  • Sustainable management
  • Water resources
  • Water security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology

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