Like other Arabian Gulf states, the UAE has long faced water scarcity, and this problem intensifies as growth and development continue. World Water Day turned the global spotlight on the precious resource, and this is good news because the UAE has one of the highest per-capita water consumption figures in the world despite having limited water resources and modest rainfall. One study puts it at 550 litres per day, compared with the global average of about 200 litres.
UAE: Groundwater research can help tackle country’s water scarcity
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