• How Dubai has changed over the summer! a blog about Ghaf trees

    How Dubai has changed over the summer! We ‘only’ left for 6 weeks this year and still!   This year my biggest surprise is of course the GHAF TREE! After spending over a year talking, working, discussing, caring for and about this tree, it is constantly on my radar. Wherever I go in the Emirates […]


    Updated: 09 September, 2013

  • UAE eco-campaign to cut water-bottle waste

    On March 22 2013 – World Water Day – Karena Albers and Jenifer Willig launched Whole World Water (WWW), a social media campaign to get hotels, resorts, spas and restaurants to filter, bottle and sell their own water.   In exchange for a fee, the company becomes a member of WWW; for hotels this is US$1,000 per […]


    Updated: 20 May, 2013

  • Making more sense of UAE agriculture

    Agriculture in the UAE makes “no sense at all”, experts say, as it contributes less than 1 per cent to the economy while using more than 60 per cent of the country’s water.   Producing just a kilogram of steak requires 15,000 litres of water. Yet only 1 per cent of the world’s freshwater is […]


    Updated: 28 March, 2013

  • Al Ain wastewater plant to save 22,000 litres every day

    ABU DHABI // A new wastewater treatment plant on Al Ain Dairy farm will help save up to 22,000 litres of water a day. The high-tech Dh16million plant is now treating 700,000 litres of water a day and came fully into operation at the end of last month. “We’ve doubled our herd to 6,000 cows, […]


    Updated: 03 March, 2013

  • Middle East Water Crisis: NASA Pictures Reveal Massive Loss

    DOHA, Qatar — An amount of freshwater almost the size of the Dead Sea has been lost in parts of the Middle East due to poor management, increased demands for groundwater and the effects of a 2007 drought, according to a NASA study. The study, to be published Friday in Water Resources Research, a journal […]


    Updated: 16 February, 2013