The Water Crisis in Yemen: Managing Extreme Water Scarcity in the Middle East (International Library of Human Geography (Hardcover))

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Christopher Ward provides a complete analysis of the water crisis in Yemen, including the institutional, environmental, technical and political economy components. He assesses the social and economic impacts of the crisis and provides in-depth case studies in the key management areas. The final part of the book offers an assessment of current strategy and looks at future ways in which the people of the country and their government can influence outcomes and make the transition to a sustainable water economy. The Water Crisis in Yemen offers a comprehensive, practical, and effective approach to achieving sustainable and equitable management of water for growth in a country whose water problems are amongst the most serious in the world.

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Christopher Ward is Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, UK. He was formerly with the World Bank for twenty-four years, working largely in the field of natural resource management and rural development in the Middle East and Africa. He has lived in Yemen, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Somalia, as well as Kenya, Madagascar and the USA. He is currently a consultant to a number of international organizations, including the World Bank, DfID, the FAO, GTZ, and KfW.

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'What makes this book unique is that it draws from the author's two decades of hands-on experience in the design of approaches and solutions, in seeing them implemented and in evaluating their success, all in all enabling him to better diagnose the problem and better identify choices for solutions.' Professor Mohammed al-Eryani, founding Minister of Water and Environment, Republic of Yemen ' The author has kept a promise that so many fail to deliver - an impressively nuanced analysis of a political economy with arguably the most difficult water resource challenges in the world.' Tony Allan, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and Emeritus Professor of Geography, King's College London 'All you need to know about the water problems of a near-waterless Middle Eastern country. A clear-eyed, helpful work by a wise man who obviously knows what is wrong and what needs to be done about it.' Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Harvard University

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