Threaten the future water shortages in the Middle East ...
Threaten the future water shortages in the Middle East Arab countries of food
Even after the rebellion to the government that occurred in the Middle East has become subsided, now will remain a number of fundamental problems that are not in the news does not solve much. Among them Importantly, rapid population growth, the spread of water shortage, which is one food insecurity to be serious.
As the aquifer is depleted, there is also a country in which the amount of grain production is decreasing now. After the crude oil embargo by Arab countries in the 1980s, Saudi Arabia citizens, themselves are heavily dependent on imported grain, Therefore, I realized to be vulnerable to grain embargo as a countermeasure. They are using the oil drilling technology, it went artesian, the wheat production by irrigation to the aquifer which is far below the desert. And within a few years, Saudi Arabia is had become to be self-sufficient in wheat is a staple food.
But after continued self-sufficiency of wheat more than 0 years, 00 years, Saudi Arabia, because this aquifer has been almost depleted, has announced that will stop the wheat production in stages.