NASA images reveal Middle East water woes

Vanishing rivers and increase in well drilling cause drastic loss of region's freshwater resources.

    Pictures taken by NASA satellites reveal an alarming loss of freshwater in the Middle East.

    Two important rivers are disappearing, and if they vanish millions of people will be affected.

    In just seven years, 144 cubic kilometres of water has been lost.

    Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan explains.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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