UAE to benefit from Dutch expertise on food, water and energy

The UAE will soon start reaping the benefits of an agreement with the Netherlands last year on food, water and energy security.

As natural resources become scarce, the effects of climate change more visible and the global population grows, the world will need up to 40 per cent more water to meet demand in the next 20 years, the Dutch embassy in the UAE says.

“The Netherlands decided to put focus on the energy-water-food nexus and have an integrated approach to these three challenges that are interlinked,” said Maria van der Hoeven, the Netherlands’ former minister of economic affairs.

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