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Fact Sheets on Key Water Issues in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2010/Technical Paper.2
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This document contains fact sheets on important water challenges facing the Arab region. For example, climate change is one of the challenges that affects the availability of water resources, and the rise of water-related disasters. In addition, sanitation is a major challenge given the rapid growth in economic and social development. Also, the water demand is increasing in the agricultural, domestic and industrial sectors, yet the Arab countries witness water scarcity as many of them are listed among the poorest in freshwater resources.