The book provides an overview on national policies and regulations related to water resource management in the Middle East
and North African countries (MENA), where water scarcity problems are critical. The physical/natural constraints, socio-economic
and political circumstances make the MENA region a sort of 'laboratory' for natural resource management and particularly water
management. The book provides a good comparison on how neighboring countries with quite similar natural constraints and cultures
are addressing water problems in different ways. It enlightens water resource specialists on successful experiences around
the region and show cases the reforms undertaken in the water sector to meet the challenges posed by urbanization, food security,
water pollution and climate change. The book constitutes nine chapters, seven of them with content from the main MENA countries.
It starts with an introductory chapter that provides background information on the region's water resources with descriptive
statistics and historical developments of the water sector. It ends with a chapter that summarizes the policy implications
and main conclusions on the way forward for sustainable management of water in MENA countries.