Natural Scarcity of Water Resources in the Semiarid and Arid Middle East and its Economical Implications

  • Heinz Hötzl


The glances of the astronauts back from the universe to our earth and impressive satellite images showing the whole or large part of the globe have just made aware to many people the great variety and differences of our earth surface. It wouldn’t have taken all these new pictures. Detailed maps on the physical, geological, vegetation or climatic conditions have demonstrated since long time the different shapes, landforms and environments occurring on our earth. The differences are the result of energetic and physical variations according the position to the sun as well as of the long history of the geologic evolution. These all together contribute to the richness and variety of life, which makes our earth so unique.


Coastal Plain Middle East Coastal Aquifer Rift Valley Semiarid Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz Hötzl
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  1. 1.University of KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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