The United Arab Emirates may have oil but it's running out of water.
A Senior Safety Official said "The United Arab Emirates should conserve water by using less of it for agriculture"
The UAE, which has seven percent of the world's known oil reserves, is among the top per capita consumers of water in the world. Abu Dhabi consumes 550 litres (145 gallons) of water per person per day compared to a world average of 180-200 litres.
As a result, the UAE is encouraging farmers plant less water-intensive crops.
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