Oil and Water Problems in The Middle East

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Oil and Water Problems in The Middle East by Mind Map: Oil and Water Problems in The Middle East

1. Oil Problems

1.1. Oil isn't distributed equally between countries in the Middle East.

1.1.1. This can lead to problems in terms of equality.

1.2. Oil impacts the region and people because it is a valuable natural resource, increasing the wealth of the Middle East people and countries, but oil also pollutes water, something that is already scarce, which impacts the region greatly.

1.2.1. The eight out of 19 total countries that do get rich from oil profits create immense inequality in terms of economic stance in the Middle East. The GDP in Qatar, an oil-profit nation, is $700,000 per person. In Jordan, a non oil-profiting nation, the GDP is $4,945.13.

2. Water Problems

2.1. Due to the hot, dry climate of the Middle East, water is very scarce.

2.1.1. Dehydration could cause many deaths.

2.2. Water problems impact the people and the region, because water is key to the survival of crops, humans, and animals. Lack of water affects the biodiversity of the region and the stability of the region and the people.

2.2.1. Also, the little water that is available is very rarely sanitary enough for safe human consumption, due to pollution.

2.2.1.1. This can give people many diseases, such as: diarrhea, HIV/Aids, typhoid, trachoma, schistosomiasis, malaria, Guinea worm disease, intsestical worm, fluorosis, cholera, etc.

2.2.1.1.1. This can lead to the death of many humans.

3. Solutions to Water Problems

3.1. The Middle East can import water from other countries, because other countries have more water than they do, and they also have the economic capabilities to do so.

3.2. They should make/bring large purifiers to the countries, then take normally unclean water and purify it so that people can safely drink it.

4. Solutions to Oil Problems

4.1. They could move the locations of oil giants storage for oil to different locations that are farther away from the water.

4.2. They could devise a better system of exporting oil that has a less likelihood of spilling into waterways.

4.3. The Middle East can import oil from other countries, because other countries have more water than they do, and they also have the economic capabilities to do so.