About the book
In the Middle East and North Africa, water is rapidly becoming the key development issue. The region has one of the highest population growth rates in the world and scarce natural water supplies. This publication presents Islamic perspectives on a number of proposed water-management policies, including water demand management, wastewater reuse, and higher tariffs. Water Management in Islam opens avenues for a wider dialogue amongst researchers working at identifying the most promising water management policies. It also adds to our knowledge of some of the influences on formal policy and informal practice, and makes these ideals available to a broader public. It serves as a concrete example of the benefit of examining development in the context of values and culture and dispels common misconceptions about the Islamic view on water management practices such as selling water and wastewater reuse.