Water, Energy and Food Supply Security in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries—A Risk Perspective

@article{AlSaidi2019WaterEA,
  title={Water, Energy and Food Supply Security in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries—A Risk Perspective},
  author={Mohammad Al-Saidi and Sally Saliba},
  journal={Water},
  year={2019}
}
Supply systems for water, energy and food in the Gulf region are becoming highly interlinked. In the last decades, interdependence was evident in the increase of coproduction plants and the cross-sectoral resource use footprints. In light of increasing integration due to growing scarcities, the construction of mega projects for coproduction, and the use of renewables across sectors, the security notion can be revisited. This paper proposes a view of the resource supply security based on the… Expand

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