Eckart Woertz: Mining in the MENA (April 23, 2pm, Scoates 317)

Dr. Eckart Woertz, Senior Research Fellow, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), Barcelona, Spainwoertz

Thursday, April 23, 2015 p 2:00 pm p 317 Scoates Hall

Mining in the MENA: Linkages with water, energy, food and economic diversification

Offering a mapping exercise of the economic importance of non-hydrocarbon minerals (NHM) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and showing how governments in the region increasingly perceive these as strategic resources. The focus is on Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, Turkey, Morocco and Iran. NHM are important for development models, either as export commodities or as vital input factors. Woertz argues that NHM have also increased development options and contributed to economic diversification rather than being just a curse.
The seminar is jointly hosted by the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering, The Water Law & Management / Water Degree Program, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, and the Texas Water Resources Institute. for information contact:

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