Water issues in Kuwait: A future sustainable vision

Ali Mohamed Al-Damkhi, Rana Abdullah Al-Fares, Khalifa Ahmed Al-Khalifa, Sabah Ahmed Abdul-Wahab

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Kuwait, an arid country, has an acute lack of natural groundwater resources, an increasing demand for water supply, but no clear plan for water management. On this basis, a future water crisis will be inevitable. This paper offers proposals that could lead to the sustainable management of water resources in Kuwait. The objective should be less the increase of supply than the improvement of its reliability and quality. The establishment of a unified water authority is desirable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-636
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Studies
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009


  • Desalination
  • GCC countries
  • Kuwait
  • Sustainable management
  • Water resources
  • Water security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Computers in Earth Sciences


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