Indeed, in the specific reports, the ‘Water Stress Index - WSI’ (Dubai School of Government 2011, p.2) has been used as an indicator for showing ‘the imbalance between water demand and water availability’ (Dubai School of Government 2011, p. Through the research developed by relevant governmental organizations, UAE ‘ranks first, with a WSI of ≥￢1.0’ (Dubai School of Government 2011, p. This means that UAE has one of the highest imbalances, in regard to water availability towards water demands.Water is a critical element of agriculture. The availability of water is a prerequisite for the development of a region’s productivity in terms of agriculture (Selby 2003). The chances of a region to achieve a high income from agricultural products are more when the amount of water available for irrigation is high (Selby 2003). In other words, water can be used for improving the financial status of a region but only through securing the consent of local people.In addition, the infrastructure used in water supply needs to be periodically checked and replaced, if necessary (Zyadin 2013). Such activity is related to costs that can be considerably high (Zyadin 2013). Therefore, the government of countries in the Middle East, especially Jordan, Syria, Israel and Palestine, should plan to invest money in improving water supply networks. Water crisis in Middle East.
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