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correlation
between

 water
availability
and
population
 Shaduf
 
 Shadouf Noria
 Tunisia
 Morocco
 Algeria
 Libya
 Egypt
 Natural
Vegetation
of
North
Africa
 Pastoral
Nomads
in
Iran
 In
the
Middle
East
and
North
Africa
(MENA),

 the
most
water
scarce
region
in
the
world,
 it
is
predicted
that
per
capita
water
 availability
will
fall
by
half
by
2050.
Scarcity
is
 only
one
of
the
water‐related
challenges
that
 MENA
countries
are
currently
facing‐‐altered
 rainfall
patterns
due
to
climate
change,
 shifting
demand
structures,
and
rising
 industrial
and
urban
pollution
all
complicate
 efforts
to
efficiently
manage
water
 resources.
(World
Bank,
2007)
 2009
production
(MBOD))
 
Russia
–
10.3
 










Saudi
Arabia
–
8.3

 
USA
–
7.5
 
China
–
3.9
 
Iran
–
3.7
 Note
light
intensity
on
Arabian
peninsula;
includes
flared
gases
in
oil/gas
fields
 and
lavish
use
of
cheap
electricity
in
population
centers.
Dark
areas
=
desert,
ocean
 Isaaq Sa’ad Suleiman Rahanweyn Dir SOMALI Darod Ayr Haber Gadir Sarur Sheikal Hawiye Harti Abgal Gaaljaal Hawadle Mursade Agonyar Warsangeli Wabudhan Wacaysle Abokor ...
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