This sector paper, one of nine as part of Abu Dhabi’s State of the Environment, provides a comprehensive review of the water resources in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It discusses issues, challenges and opportunities associated with the management of available water resources, and presents an outlook for the future. It also highlights problems associated with current water management practices and provides an outlook for future practices in the management of the Emirate’s valuable water resources.
First released in 2006, the nine sector papers were revisited by AGEDI in 2009 to address previously identified shortcomings, while further enhancing the knowledge base by increasing the level of more current data and information. The review of these papers aimed to increase access to current information, re-engage stakeholder participation, build the partner network, and catalog all the information and data into a knowledge base that the stakeholder community could access and further develop via the Geospatial Portal.