• Goumbook celebrates Eid Al Fitr by giving 10,000 Ghaf trees to the local community

    Unique Eid Al Fitr initiative is part of the “Give a Ghaf” Tree Planting Program Active since 2011, “Give a Ghaf” raises awareness about the UAE National tree, the Living Desert & water conservation. All UAE land owners are invited to apply online for free trees: Ghaf trees consume very little water, enrich the soil, […]


    Updated: 19 June, 2017

  • Ditch meat for vegetables to save water

    DUBAI // A key to the conservation of our increasingly precious resources of water lies on the dinner table, according to one of the world’s authorities on the subject. That means the consumption of more vegetables and less meat, said Professor John Anthony Allan, an expert on water management and the politics of water in […]


    Updated: 08 November, 2010

  • Expert sounds alarm on dwindling water resources

    Abu Dhabi: About 20 per cent of the geographical area on earth experiences physical water scarcity, of which most of the areas are in highly populated developing countries such as India and China, an expert told Gulf News. The UAE and its neighbouring countries also fall under water scarce area, Mohammad A. Awad, Chairman, Middle […]


    Updated: 25 October, 2010

  • Do One Thing, Save 10 Gallons of Water a Day

    Update this folk wisdom for water conservation. The old folk wisdom that says place a brick in your toilet’s water tank is partially correct: It’s an effortless way to save water, but a brick isn’t the best choice of object. Use a plastic bottle filled with water instead. Don’t worry, you don’t have to turn […]


    Updated: 18 September, 2010

  • Fake grass, shorter showers needed in the UAE

    Families could reduce their annual water use by over 11,000 litres by shaving a minute off their shower time every day, according to a report by a green consultancy in the UAE. Markus Oberlin, general manager of Farnek Avireal, a company that advise building owners on how to cut their carbon emissions and utility bills, […]


    Updated: 11 July, 2010