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dc.contributor.advisor Ali, Hamid Timmerman, Matthew 2013-06-02T07:33:43Z 2013-06-02T16:00:04Z 2013 Spring en 2013-06-02
dc.description.abstract As the population of the MENA region rises, virtual water import is increasing—evident by striking food import figures in many of the region’s countries. This is not a new development, it has long been the case that MENA countries have used the import of high water content agricultural commodities as a mechanism for covering domestic food consumption via external water. This said, as climate induced global water scarcity and population driven global water demand increase simultaneously, the MENA region’s practice of importing water via agricultural commodities should gain increasing attention. The research herein quantitatively assesses MENA nations’ virtual water import determinants. Virtual water import stands as a function of changing regional variables including: population and economic growth, as well as strain on domestic water resources. While virtual water import from food commodities has sustained the MENA for decades, it cannot be assumed that the region will always remain a beneficiary of global water trade. Consequently, the region represents the geographic starting point for the global discussion on the sustainability of virtual water trade practices in the changing world. en
dc.description.sponsorship I would like to acknowledge the dedicated instruction and assistance of several professors in AUC's Public Policy and Administration Department, specifically: Dr. Hamid Ali, Dr. Jennifer Bremer, and Dr. Khaled Amin. Thank you. en
dc.format.extent 62 p. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Water consumption en
dc.subject Middle East en
dc.subject Africa, North en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Water consumption -- Middle East.
dc.subject.lcsh Water consumption -- Africa, North.
dc.title Water consumption in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region: a virtual water approach en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Public Policy en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Public Policy and Administration en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Bremer, Jennifer
dc.contributor.committeeMember Amin, Khaled

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