International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss


Levels of Concern about Water Problems in Five Arab Countries
Madalla A. Alibeli, A. Damien Yaghi

Levels of concern about water problems in five Arab countries including Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait are examined in this study. Opinions about water pollution, underground water, desalinated water, and an inadequate management of wastewater were explored. In particular, respondents were asked whether they agree that: (a) water problems are very serious environmental problems, and (b) whether these problems deemed to be the most serious environmental problems in their countries. Results show that while most of water-related problems were considered serious, almost none of them were seen as the most serious environmental problem. All, but the Saudi sample believed that Ozone layer depletion, not water, is the most serious environmental problem in these five countries.

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