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Qatar’s agriculture push risks further groundwater depletion

Qatar was recently ranked as the most water-stressed country in the world. Rainfall is unpredictable and erratic and there are no permanent rivers. With a 400% increase in local agricultural production, Qatar now withdraws nearly four times as much water from its aquifers than is replenished by rainfall each year.

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https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/08/qatar-agriculture-water-environmental-concerns.html

 

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