Climate change , water resources , and the politics of adaptation in the Middle East and North Africa

@inproceedings{Sowers2010ClimateC,
  title={Climate change , water resources , and the politics of adaptation in the Middle East and North Africa},
  author={Jeannie Sowers and Avner Vengosh and Erika Weinthal},
  year={2010}
}
Through an examination of global climate change models combined with hydrological data on deteriorating water quality in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), we elucidate the ways in which the MENA countries are vulnerable to climate-induced impacts on water resources. Adaptive governance strategies, however, remain a low priority for political leaderships in the MENA region. To date, most MENA governments have concentrated the bulk of their resources on largescale supply side projects such… CONTINUE READING
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